2020 National Planning Conference

Curb Access Considerations for Emerging Mobility

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. PDT

CM | 1.25

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC198036

Location: 3018

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  • Discuss the full range of tools in the curbside management toolbox from policy, to planning, to engagement, to design.
  • Appreciate the variety of perspectives of a range of stakeholders, all whom must be considered for effective curbside management engagement and optimization.
  • Have awareness of several case studies and best practice resources for future reference.


Cities are recognizing the value of their curbsides as emerging mobility options and new travel patterns create increased and varied demands for this space. As a result, agencies and mobility providers are increasingly pursuing policies and practices that increase the flexibility, efficiency, and overall utilization of curbsides. Increased passenger loading activity on the curbs and streets have prompted agencies and transportation experts in cities such as San Francisco and Washington, D.C., to respond with strategies to manage congestion and identify ways that mobility providers and agencies can cooperate to ensure the safety of all street users.

Curbside management is fundamentally about creating an organization scheme that improves mobility and safety for all via prioritized and optimized curb use. In this session, explore the vast array of mobility options as well as policies and strategies being employed to coordinate with them. Hear a discussion of their effects on street safety, congestion, land use, equity, disabled access, transit ridership, transit operations, curbside management, and the regulatory landscape.

Session Speakers

Amy Smith

Karl D. Baynes
District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Meghan F. Mitman, AICP
Fehr & Peers
Walnut Creek, CA

Warren Logan
Oakland, CA

Jay Primus
Primus Consulting
Berkeley, CA