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Enhancing Your Curb Appeal: Meeting the Needs of All Users in a Crowded Environment

This session provides a mix of perspectives on how to best manage limited curb space, particularly in urban environments. Several presentations will demonstrate real-world solutions which focus on enhancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety while also creating a friendly environment for freight and passenger vehicles. There will also be a broader discussion around current and future curb space challenges, especially in the face of growing demand from transportation network companies (TNCs).
Learning Objectives
  • Explain current and potential future issues faced by transportation professionals in the curbside management context
  • Describe the approaches utilized by several public agencies have addressed their own curbside management challenges
  • Connect the importance of proper curbside management with active transportation needs, particularly around pedestrian and bicyclist safety
  • Appraise the value of including transportation network company (TNC) activities in your curbside management plans
Michael Martinez, Traffic Engineer, HDR Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Curbside Management: Are We Ready for the Future?
    Ashley Kim, Transportation Engineering Assistant, DKS Associates, Anaheim, CA
  • Fight for the Curb: Where Do the Trucks Go?
    Tom Visee, Freight Planner, HDR, New York, NY
  • Complete Streets “Honky-Tonk Style”
    Robert Murphy, Regional Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc., Nashville, TN
  • Providing a TNC/AV Perspective on Curbside Management
    Ryan Westrom, Transportation Engineer and Planner, Greenfield Labs, Palo Alto, CA