Aug 5, 2020

A Guide for Cities Thinking about Charging for Curbside Loading

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Dawn Miller

Head of Policy & Partnerships

Many cities would like the ability to charge fees for the use of loading zones by delivery and service vehicles in the public right of way, but they may not yet have the authority to do so. Charging for using this space is one tool to promote the economic vitality of commercial areas by making it easier for businesses to (1) receive supplies and services, and (2) fulfill customer requests for deliveries, all while improving the experience for people who live in and visit the area. 

 

A Smart Zone program with Coord is one way to better manage commercial spaces along the curb and to charge for their use. 

 

When working with cities to develop Smart Zone programs, Coord commonly gets questions about how to develop an effective ordinance to enable charging for commercial loading and parking.  To share some of our thoughts in this arena, we created a guide with recommendations for how to craft a loading zone fee ordinance and sample language from other cities.  We hope it comes in handy for you and your team. Download the full guide here!

 

And if you work for a city interested in discussing using Smart Zones as a tool to manage commercial loading and parking, please feel free to reach us at partners@coord.com.

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Dawn Miller

Head of Policy & Partnerships

Dawn is Coord’s Head of Policy and Partnerships. She focuses on Coord's work with public agencies. She previously served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), the City agency that oversees New York City's taxi, car service and ride-hailing industries. Dawn launched TLC’s Research and Evaluation practice, serving as its first director, and worked as a researcher at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn and loves parks, bikes, beaches, stoop-sitting and group fitness.