USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Site Notification

Site Notification

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation
OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Curbside Inventory Report (Curbside Management Analysis)

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-19-0031
Project Abstract:

The overall task for this project is to develop and test resources on curbside management that will allow communities to make informed decisions on how to best manage their curb space. This project was built on past work by ITE Curbside Management Practitioners Guide that provides guidance on best practices curb space allocation. This work and guide was based on the foundation of multimodal transportation and public/private transportation services working together at the local jurisdiction level.

Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$180,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
Yes
Grant/Contract ID:
  • 693JJ319F000224
  • DTFH6116D00055L
FHWA Program Area:
  • Planning, Environment, and Realty
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Performance Based Planning
  • Planning for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, Connectivity, and Multimodal Mobility, including for Underserved Communities
  • Resiliency
FHWA Activity:
  • Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Cooperative Automated Vehicles
  • Data and Analysis
  • Highway Safety Information System
  • Interactive Highway Safety Design Model
  • Intersections
  • Local and Rural Roads
  • Pedestrian / Bicycle
  • Real-Time Traveler Information
  • Roadway Safety Capacity Building Program
  • Speed Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Vehicle to Infrastructure
Project Outputs:

Curbside Inventory Report

The contractor shall develop a supplementary guidance report on Curbside Inventory based on the findings and case studies in the Curbside Management Practitioners Guide.  The report shall provide detailed description of approaches and methods for establishing existing curb use inventories, which will be used in the development of the tool. The report shall also cover the opportunities and key considerations provided by third party data caches. The report may include worksheets for use in on-site observations, guidance on when and how to apply various methods, and a framework for increased collaboration with data cache tools that may allow more direct data integration with the discussed development of the tool. The report shall include the findings of the three case studies developed for the practitioners guide. Video data collection/sensing technology to map and inventory curb uses, signage, striping, and so on should also be covered in the report, which will be 25 to 50 pages in length.

Curbside Management Tool

The contractor shall develop a MS Excel based tool that uses a set of generalizable rules for allocating curb space to a prioritized set of uses.  The tool shall be tested via before-and-after analysis of example cases to check that the curb space allocations and rules match the findings of the examples.  The contractor shall provide a memo summarizing the cases used, inputs selected and MOEs used in developing the tool.

 

Project Link:
Project Outcomes/Impact:

The research will help local jurisdictions to assess the resources they have and the mobility options using them. In the near term, the products of this contract will give the jurisdictions tools and guidance to assess what resources they have and the options they should consider using. In the long term, this work can help the jurisdictions to develop strategies to address the identified conflict points and to pursue desired curb usage and policies.

This report provides current practices and emerging specifications in the area of curbside management to assist state and local agencies in planning and operating streets to optimize use of the curbside.   

More information includes:

  • FHWA released the Curbside Inventory Report in partnership with ITE. This report provides case studies and tools that will assist State and local agencies in planning and operating streets and optimizing the management and use of the curbside based on local conditions and community goals.   
  • The report highlights prioritizing pedestrian access, transit and innovative mobility options in curbside management practice.
  • The report is available on our FHWA Livability webpage curbside fact sheet webpage at: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/livability/fact_sheets/curbside_fact_sheet.cfm
  • The curbside fact sheet also has a link to our ITE partner curbside management webpage that has the research related to the Curbside Management Tool
  • Curbside Management is in the Hot Topic department of the  most recent Pubic Roads edition: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/21summer/hottopic.cfm

Contact Information

First Name:
Jeff
Middle Initial:
A.
Last Name:
Price
Phone Number:
(202) 493-0280
Email Address:
Team:
National Systems and Economic Development Team
Office:
Office of Human Environment
Office Code:
HEPH-20

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Human Environment
Contact Role:
Sponsor

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Human Environment
Contact Role:
Sponsor

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Human Environment
Contact Role:
Sponsor

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations

Organization Role:
Co-Sponsor
Organization:
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Contact Role:
Co-Sponsor
Contact:

Deliverables