Do you need to plan for a world of more deliveries to the home? A retail pick-up model? A shift toward more transportation network companies, and eventually autonomous vehicles? Reduced parking supply? More flexible uses for the curb? Our custom curb tool allows you to better understand and plan for evolving uses and expectations for the curb.

How It Works

Tailor Your Scenarios

Control land uses, size, and setting in CurbSpace+ to tailor your scenarios and test whatever you are interested in, from a mixed-use building in the suburbs to a residential tower in the urban core. What are the effects of more home deliveries? What about increased use of for-hire passenger vehicles in the future? What’s the ‘right’ size for a passenger loading area? Once you decide, test alternate scenarios to develop outcome ranges.

Features

Passenger Loading Zone Sizer

Determine the amount of passenger loading required, considering demand, roadway volumes, and available curb space. Generate valuable metrics, such as the 95th percentile queue (feet), average delay to drivers, and average speed of vehicles in the adjacent travel lanes.

Loading Demand Calculator

Determine the amount of loading spaces needed to accommodate peak passenger and delivery loading based on land use, size, and setting. Use default trip generation and loading rates derived from multiple robust curb studies or supply your own.

Loading Demand Calculator

Determine the amount of loading spaces needed to accommodate peak passenger and delivery loading based on land use, size, and setting. Use default trip generation and loading rates derived from multiple robust curb studies or supply your own.

Vehicle Fleet Mix Influences Tool

Determine how different vehicle fleet compositions, such as privately owned vehicles, for-hire vehicles (taxis/ride-hail), pooled autonomous vehicles, and privately owned autonomous vehicles, affect key project metrics: number of vehicle trips, demand for parking, and demand for the curb.

How We Did It

CurbSpace+ is powered by real-world observations and analysis. The features were developed using rigorous analytical techniques, including empirically derived, predictive equations of passenger and delivery vehicle loading demand and space needs, VISSIM microsimulation modeling of the curb and adjacent travel lane(s), and accounting for how changes in vehicle fleet mix affect key transportation metrics.

Passenger Loading Zone Sizer

Our passenger loading zone sizer is powered by over 8,000+ microsimulation runs used to develop best-fit curves for delay, queue length, and travel lane speeds for up to 800 possible scenarios.

Loading Demand Calculator

Our loading demand calculator is powered by over 10,000 trip-making survey responses and 2,000 loading observations used to determine hourly and peak passenger and delivery demand.

Loading Demand Calculator

Our loading demand calculator is powered by over 10,000 trip-making survey responses and 2,000 loading observations used to determine hourly and peak passenger and delivery demand.

Vehicle Fleet Mix Influences Tool

Our vehicle fleet influences tool runs on math, more specifically, the kind of math that appears to be easy until you put pencil to paper and realize some help will be needed.

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