Walker Consultants developed a regional curb management guidebook for the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), which serves 230 governments in a 16-county region around Dallas and Fort Worth.
With the changing mobility landscape and new modes of travel, such as micromobility and ride sharing, demand for space at the curb is ever increasing. In response, NCTCOG partnered with Walker to provide its counties, cities, towns, and transit agencies with a guide for curb management.
Walker developed a pragmatic, regionally-specific curb management guidebook for cities large and small, accompanied by a day-long training workshop. The guidebook offers implementable, step-by-step planning tools for every municipality, from those already actively implementing curb management strategies to those beginning to think about demands of the curb beyond private vehicle parking.
The workshop was framed around curb management strategies of various contexts and needs, and had hands-on, scenario-based activities for transportation, parking, and planning professionals. It was attended by more than 50 staff members from across the region, including the City of Dallas, Texas State Department of Transportation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and several small and mid-sized communities.
With the curb management guidebook and workshop, NCTCOG cities, counties, and transit agencies are now equipped with tools and resources to implement curb management strategies in their own communities based on context specific solutions. They can choose from a menu of curb management options, including:
- How to consider data, access, planning, regulations, and policies
- Strategies for monetizing the curb
- How to overcome implementation challenges
- Technology solutions
- Real-life examples of successful curb management strategies from cities of all sizes