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Analyzing Seasonal Demand

CurbIQ helps cities better plan their parking programs to accommodate both the locals and the tourists during peak seasons.
Joven Chew
June 8, 2023

Integrating Real-time Availability with Parking Payments

Parking search and parking payment are two different processes and usually not connected. CurbIQ has integrated with HotSpot as a single tool to inform drivers where parking is allowed and available, and to easily pay for their selected parking session.
Stefanny Perez
April 12, 2023

Automating Curb Data Processing

Regardless of whether a city has too little or too much data, there is always an option to produce a digital curb inventory to improve curbside management and urban development.
Joven Chew
January 10, 2023

A Digital Approach to Parking

A digital-first approach to parking with CurbIQ and HotSpot minimizes risk with benefits of an environmentally sustainable, adaptable, and economical parking program.
Rachel Nason
October 3, 2022

CurbIQ on Campus

Campuses are a great candidate for utilizing CurbIQ. From campus planners and visitors, to academic research, CurbIQ can help your campus become more innovative.
Jacob Malleau
July 12, 2022

Using Curb Space Inventory Data to Implement Pilot Projects

In 2021, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) embarked on a region-wide curb space management study. The more specific and short-term goals include determining a blueprint to implement the best practices and on-street pilot projects.
Peter Richards
July 7, 2022

Flexible Curb Management: Optimizing the Public Curbside

Flexible curb management refers to ways that cities can optimize curb space that is in high demand in desirable areas. The flexibility allows cities to allocate the most suitable curb use to a specific location at a specific time.
Yuval Fogelson
June 6, 2022

A Solution for Parking Demand Issues in Tourist Locations: Public-Facing Curb Viewer

CurbIQ has developed a public-facing curbside visualization tool to help you plan ahead and find parking faster during peak-demand season.
Gonzalo Martínez Santos
May 25, 2022

Manage On-Street Parking to Optimize Off-Street Turnover

Unmanaged on-street parking can undermine off-street parking solutions. A curb management solution can address these problems by creating, managing, and sharing parking regulations in a visual and easy-to-navigate way.
Yashasri Jakkula
May 18, 2022

The Resilient Curb: Future Proofing Through Curb Inventory Digitization

A future proof curb is designed and managed with the built-in capacity to quickly adapt to change. This can be supported by digitizing the curbside inventory.
Yuval Fogelson
April 29, 2022

How CurbIQ Enables Complete Street Transformations

The City of Toronto's ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot used CurbIQ to understand the existing curbside regulations along midtown corridors. This was a key first milestone for the project.
Gonzalo Martínez Santos
April 14, 2022

What If… Cities Could Foresee the Future Curbside

The ability to foresee how the curbside would look in different scenarios helps to answer the what-if questions and leads to data-driven decisions.
Joven Chew
March 30, 2022

Using Data Standards for Curb Management

At CurbIQ, we are focused on using data standards that are most beneficial to our end users. We track what is being asked for, what new standards are emerging, and involve ourselves in the formulation of these standards where possible.
Jacob Malleau
March 28, 2022

How Open Source GIS Tools Help Curb Converter Processes

Availability of as-built curbside GIS data is often scarce. Fortunately, there are open source GIS data and tools available. The CurbIQ team uses two main open source initiatives to create curbside inventories.
Prem Thogiti
February 8, 2022

The (Not So) Secret Formula for Citywide Digital Curbs

In 2016, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) launched Code the Curb, an initiative to create a digital inventory of the county’s curb regulations. This would require surveying the curb regulations on the ground.
Jake Belman
January 18, 2022

Gaining Insights from Analyzing Curbside Supply

The power of curbside data is enormous. By analyzing this data cities can understand the potential of the curbside to generate revenue, allocate space more efficiently, and communicate better with the public.
Joven Chew
November 9, 2021

Park(ing) Day Could Be Every Day

The size of Los Angeles County is truly mind-boggling. At just over 4,000 square miles, it is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined and home to more than ten million people.
Yuval Fogelson
September 16, 2021

Hidden Gems: Finding Value in Open Data

Cities are looking at a variety of ways to collect information about their curbs without realizing they may already have the data they need.
Jacob Malleau
July 30, 2021

Curb Lanes Should Be A Public Good: How Publicly-Collected Open Data Can Make That A Reality

Google and TriMet created the first-ever open-source transit dataset in 2005. Since then, hundreds of transit agencies worldwide have released open-source GTFS feeds.
Jake Belman
July 16, 2021

How CurbIQ helped IBI Group with CaféTO

The restaurant industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those remaining in business have had to adapt their model and find creative ways to operate.
Peter Richards
June 10, 2021

GIS vs. CurbIQ: What Are the Differences?

We’ve previously shown how quick and easy it can be for a city to get started by digitizing their existing curbside regulations. But once you’ve done that, what’s next?
Adam Wenneman
May 27, 2021

How Digital Traffic Signs Can Help Cities Manage the Curb

Despite the increasing demand for curb space, how cities regulate and communicate curbside information is outdated, inefficient, and confusing.
Arnab Rahman
April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Has Reshaped the Curb. Will the Changes Stick?

Nearly a year ago, surges in COVID-19 cases prompted mass shutdowns worldwide and set the scene for what would become our new shared reality.
Jake Belman
March 29, 2021

How to Use Curb Manager as a Pandemic Response Tool

Curb Manager was designed to help municipal staff efficiently update, create, review, and publish curbside regulations on a user-friendly platform. Now it can also be used as a pandemic response tool.
Jacob Malleau
March 11, 2021
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