What is the Digital Curb Challenge 2021?
The Digital Curb Challenge is an opportunity for up to three cities or other curb managers (e.g., universities, airports, private developments) to partner with Coord to conduct a free Smart Zone curb management pilot program in 2021.
As part of last year’s inaugural Digital Curb Challenge, we partnered with Aspen, Nashville, Omaha and West Palm Beach to launch the first-ever Smart Zone pilot programs in these cities to better manage commercial loading. In 2021, we are looking for cities looking to build on the work of the 2020 cities to take Smart Zones to the next level. We’re looking for cities interested in Smart Zone programs that explore one or several of these features:
- Variable pricing to use different pricing for different times of day or different Smart Zones. This can help manage demand and improve availability for drivers, shifting more loading activity to times when it works well for the neighborhood (e.g., early mornings or overnight) or across more zones.
- Exploring greater automation, booking drivers automatically into the best available Smart Zone near their destinations.
- Deploying Smart Zones in public spaces beyond the curb, such as alleyways.
- Exploring Smart Zones for recurring or predictable uses of public space, such as charter buses, intercity buses, or mobile vending.
- Applying Smart Zones in a unique neighborhood, downtown or other commercial setting.