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The District Department of Transportation (DDoT) in Washington, DC is working with CurbFlow to carry out the next phase of its kerbside pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) programme.
DDoT says the programme allocates kerbside space for PUDO activities, allowing passenger and commercial loading to occur at the kerb and out of travel lanes.
Jeff Marootian, DDoT director, says: “By exploring new kerbside management options through this partnership with CurbFlow, DDoT is able to keep traffic flowing, maximise efficiency of our kerbside space.”
CurbFlow will analyse demand at nine locations across the district where commercial loading and PUDO activities for delivery services can lead to double parking.
From 1 August, parking will be removed for 12 weeks to create CurbFlow loading zones for commercial activities at the locations, which include 1200 block of 1st Street SE and 1100 block of 4th Street SW. The participants will use the CurbFlow app to coordinate kerb time.
CurbFlow will collect data from each zone looking at safety, utilisation, productivity and equitable access. The DDoT intends to evaluate this data to determine the next steps for the city’s curb usage policies.