Optimised curbs of the future (Medium)

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A year ago, Uber and the City of Cincinnati announced the Cincinnati Mobility Lab, a multi-year partnership that seeks to develop innovative transportation strategies in collaboration with the City of Cincinnati and local transit and business organizations. As part of that work, we’re excited to release a new study that looks at the potential to increase the efficiency and productivity of curb space in Cincinnati.

In Cincinnati, as in many cities, curb space is a scarce resource. With multiple modes of transportation vying for access to the curb — from personal vehicles, buses, commercial vehicles and rideshare vehicles, to bicycles and pedestrians — Cincinnati has joined the ranks of cities around the world that are looking for ways to make curb space safer and more efficient.

To support the City of Cincinnati’s efforts to improve congestion, access, and mobility, Uber commissioned a study with Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants that analyzed a combination of rideshare pick-up and drop-off activity data, traffic count data, video documentation, and in-person observations. The goal of the study was to identify potential improvements to curb space allocation and traffic management in some of the City’s busiest downtown corridors.

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Written by Long Branch Mike