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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.