Changing travel patterns, the rise of e-commerce, and new transportation technologies are shifting the demands for limited curbside space. Transit, driving, parking, ride hailing, deliveries, and more are all vying for limited space.
DC has piloted changes such as dynamic parking pricing in Chinatown, new nightime drop-off zones on Connecticut Avenue, innovative freight delivery programs in neighborhoods like Georgetown and around the ballpark, and more. Rosslyn and Arlington County are exploring innovative steps to take there as well.
DCST and its members will work with transportation agencies to help propose, implement, and evaluate pilot programs and permanent changes to better balance curb space for all.
From the Blog
Cities are constantly responding to new technology and residents' evolving needs, and the curb is one place where big changes are happening. As ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have expanded in the past few years, drivers frequently resort to stopping on the street and in bicycle lanes to pick up and drop off passengers.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is taking a closer look at how to improve congestion on 14th Street NW in the area around and south of the Columbia Heights Metro station. Nothing has been proposed yet and the agency and local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are hosting a community work sessions to discuss solutions on June 23.