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 firstname.lastname@example.org.