Sep 6, 2019

Adding loading zones without overly affecting a neighborhood's parking supply

Kenny Durell

Product Specialist

Planners in cities all over the world are juggling the dilemma of adjusting parking. Adding, removing, and adjusting can cause heated debates from constituents. Now that ride-hail is becoming more widely adopted across all demographics, city planners are now facing the question of how to integrate passenger loading zones into their communities so that they maximize positive impacts, and minimize the negative ones.

COORD AS A SOLUTION:

COORD AS A SOLUTION

1. Coord makes it easy to map out neighborhoods and get a better understanding of how curb space is allocated. Users can draw a shape around the boundaries of neighborhoods, corridors or business improvement districts and create a "saved area". This makes it easy to continue work, run analyses, or share specific data about the curbs in that location.

Fig 1. Easily map out important areas to see detailed charts on curb data relative to your study area, across time. (Meter revenue, occupancy, variable parking rules and more).

Fig 1. Easily map out important areas to see detailed charts on curb data relative to your study area, across time. (Meter revenue, occupancy, variable parking rules and more).

2. Once you save the neighborhood as an area, users can look at the charts to see how its curb space breaks down. Coord views the curb like a driver does, understanding your city's parking signs, curb cuts, fire hydrants, and more to determine in detail how space is regulated over time. There are detailed, space-by-space curb maps that show how much space is used for parking, loading, passenger pick-up, as well as parking meter rates, allowed parking duration, and even vehicle types. This lets you analyze the location of existing parking as well as loading and pick-up/drop-off zones.

Fig 2. Drill down into individual curbs and streets to make informed changes to curb allocations, and to better understand impact of proposed changes.

Fig 2. Drill down into individual curbs and streets to make informed changes to curb allocations, and to better understand impact of proposed changes.

3. Once you have a clear understanding of how space is allocated, you can drill down to a single curb to identify the spaces that could be repurposed with the least amount of negative impact. With Coord products it is easier to communicate to constituents the available parking and the thought process and trade-offs for changing curb allocations by showing detailed data and maps.

Fig 3. Better communicate curb regulations to constituents with maps, PDFs and other GIS formats, to improve buy-in and build trust with the community. Share regulations to mobility companies through the API to improve compliance, safety and productivity on your curbs.

Fig 3. Better communicate curb regulations to constituents with maps, PDFs and other GIS formats, to improve buy-in and build trust with the community. Share regulations to mobility companies through the API to improve compliance, safety and productivity on your curbs.

4. Once you create a new pickup/drop-off zone, you can update this data in Coord and we will communicate it through our API to mobility and logistics companies. This means that fleet operators such as ride-hail companies that leverage Coord can automatically be routed to the properly allocated zone: improving compliance, reducing congestion, and increasing the productivity of your city’s curbs.


If you're interested in learning more about what Coord can do for your city, schedule a demo with our team to learn more. Coord is a tool to better execute parking studies, and help cities better manage their curbs for their citizens.

Kenny Durell

Product Specialist

Kenny is a product specialist at Coord. In a prior work life, Kenny was the first hire at MightyHive, an advertising consulting firm, helping build out the account management team and the company’s first bid optimization products. When not at work, Kenny enjoys discovering new bands, running in new cities and learning new languages.