When: Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
This webinar is led by the ITE Traffic Engineering Council.
During this webinar three cities will share an overview of their current curbside management programs. Curbside management encompasses a broad range interventions and approaches that center on how cities and towns utilize the valuable space next the curb. This topic has seen rapid shifts in the post-pandemic world with increases in deliveries and continued high interest in curbside dining or parklets.
In DC the intersection of technology and curbside management has never been more visible. From mobile payments, to app-enabled for-hire vehicle and goods delivery services, to dynamic pricing, the transportation industry has never had more potential solutions to the evolving challenges at the curbside. Often being a leader in the pack means venturing into uncharted territory and taking an iterative approach to program implementation. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has been committed to leadership in transportation, particularly in curbside management. DDOT’s Curbside Management Division will give an overview of several cutting-edge curbside management programs that have been developed in recent years highlighting successes, challenges, and lesson learned.
Seattle will share their Zero Emissions Vehicle Loading Zone and E-Cargo Bike Delivery Implementation Plan. Freight and commercial goods are an important part of Seattle’s economy. However, almost all commercial deliveries are made by gas or diesel-powered vans and trucks, which contribute to poor air quality, congestion, and safety issues. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) partnered with C40 Cities and Walker Consultants to study opportunities to more aggressively move towards zero emissions urban goods movement and how to overcome challenges such as policy, cost, route planning, and infrastructure needs. The team developed a Zero Emission Freight Implementation Plan that includes a path to adopt supportive policies and laws, and ways to incentivize the private sector to invest in zero emissions vehicles and e-cargo bikes. The Plan also lays the foundation for Seattle to create programs that could support small and medium sized businesses including an e-cargo bike lending library and neighborhood delivery hubs.
The ZEV Freight Plan will support the City’s ambitious goal that 30 percent of all commercial goods delivery be zero emissions by 2030, which is a key element of the City’s Curbside Management 2023 Climate Plan, and aligns with Seattle’s recently awarded federal SMART grant to modernize commercial vehicle loading permitting.
Pittsburgh will share on their full suite of curbside approaches. The curbside area is constantly in high demand with a number of competing uses, including loading zones, mobility hubs, residential moving needs, and outdoor dining. The city has various programs that address this entire range of needs and will share how those programs are implemented and balanced in the city.
Barbara Mosier, P.E., Director of Traffic Engineering, Mid-Atlantic | Toole Design | Silver Spring, MD, United States
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