Download Policy Brief:
What is your Curb Index?
We know our curbs can do more to meet community needs. Several cities have developed excellent frameworks for prioritizing curb space. These frameworks help us identify and prioritize the functions we want curbs to perform. But how can we tell how well a given function is being served for a block or a neighborhood? How can we measure performance and create change at a system-wide level?
Dive into our drafted policy brief describing a new concept, a Curb Index. The Curb Index can be a helpful, practical starting point for figuring out how well permitted curb uses match the needs of their surroundings.
The brief discusses:
Curb space prioritization frameworks
Ways to measure how well a location’s curbs provide Access for People, Access for Commerce, and Access to Amenities
Methods for improving Curb Index ratings
How transportation professionals can use Curb Index ratings to promote change in their communities
Dawn Miller, Head of Policy & Partnerships,
Dawn 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.
Jacob Baskin, Co-Founder & CTO
Before starting Coord, Jacob worked at Google, where he helped to build Doubleclick Ad Exchange, one of the Internet's largest advertising platforms. In his free time, Jacob enjoys playing bridge and walking around far-flung areas of New York City — not just to look at the parking signs!