Curb Data Specification
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What is it?
CDS - "Curbside Data Specification" - is a digital tool that helps cities and companies pilot and scale dynamic curbside zones. CDS provides a mechanism to express static and dynamic regulations, measure sidewalk activity and develop policies that create more accessible and useful sidewalks.
Why it was developed?
We believe that public streets and sidewalks can be safer, more dynamic and add more value to local residents and businesses. That's why OMF is creating digital tools to help cities manage sidewalk spaces effectively.
Why we are sharing it?
The urban curb has long been a scarce resource. The most sought-after loading zones today are places where double parking and congestion lead to safety risks and loss of value for businesses and delivery services. Governed by complex rules communicated by signage and physical infrastructure, curbside management tools have not always kept pace with evolving demand driven by new mobility and on-demand services; alternative uses of the public right-of-way, such as slow streets, outdoor restaurants and parklets; and increased desire for road space focused on sustainable transportation. As the demands placed on urban sidewalk space evolve, so do the tools we use to manage it.
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