Release Notes: Virtual Zones, Residential Parking Permit Support, & Coverage
Release Notes is our monthly update that highlights recent product improvements we’ve made so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new on Coord.
A number of cities are experimenting with virtual loading zones, selecting stretches of curb from a digital curb map, setting specific restrictions and having these changes reflected in the fleet apps used by delivery vehicle drivers. Our new Virtual Zones feature allows you to create temporary, virtual regulations along any stretch of curb, directly from the Coord Analytics UI and without needing to be a GIS wizard.
Practically, there are a few steps to creating and managing virtual loading zones:
Once you’ve decided on the times of day and days of the week you want the regulations to apply, you’ll click into the specific curb in Coord Analytics and drag the regulation along the curb, in a separate virtual zone plane.
From there, the regulations for that curb will re-compute immediately. The regulations change will show in the UI and propagate through to the Coord API as well. For any services integrated with the Coord API (e.g. fleet driver app.), the regulations will also be updated dynamically to reflect the changes made.
Residential Parking Permit Support
Coord has received feedback from a number of city parking managers that residential parking permit zones (and similar residential zoning regulations) are a distinct type of regulation and need to be analyzed and understood separately from other paid and free parking. They’ve also expressed an interest in having a complete view of all of the residential parking permit zone signage and the number of spaces allocated to each zone, to help them make better-informed decisions about permit distribution and how closely the physical infrastructure aligns with the city’s own zone maps. Hearing this, Coord has added support for residential parking permits in its products.
This addition includes a few new features:
The ability to collect residential parking permit zones as part of the sign inventory. If zones aren’t well-defined in GIS, or a city needs to inventory what they’ve actually put on the street, the Coord Surveyor app supports collecting this data.
Knowing how many stalls there are in each zone and having this displayed visually.
Per the feedback we’ve received, the regulations are now more representative of how parking managers and constituents think about the curb and parking. Resident parking is broken out as a separate regulation type, alongside meter parking, no parking etc., in the regulations view.
We’re moving fast with new features, but still working to improve our existing ones based on user feedback. So keep up the great communication, and we’ll keep up with the enhancements and bug fixes. Here are the notable bugs we've exterminated this month:
Enhanced parking sign identification to handle multiple sign angles and arrow symbols, fixing some errors in curb regulation distances and directions in Coord Analytics
Limited the zoom out feature in Coord Analytics maps to prevent zooming out past viewable curb assets and regulations
Brought the “Save” button for curb edits to the foreground, addressing an issue with the button being occasionally obscured by regulation label.
Ensured curb occupancy percentages were accurate on both the macro level (across corridors, selected polygons) and the micro level (individual curbs)
Made inventory graphs more readable, especially for smaller values, by taking pie charts and turning them into horizontal bar graphs
Coord has launched the Digital Curb in five more cities (including our first Canadian city!)
Read about it in detail here
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