Cities Topology - Curbs and Parking

Research output: NRELPresentation


Personal vehicles, buses, freight, emerging services (e.g., ride-hailing), and other modes impose several combinations of competing demands for curb space. Therefore, research is needed to better understand impacts and prioritize space allocation - parking, pick-up/drops or PUDOs, commercial zones, bus stops, etc. - to optimize mobility and energy use. This study aims to develop an optimization model to allocate and manage curb space by interviewing experts, analyzing responses to understand curb space key requirements and priorities, link such curb-management practices to mobility and energy productivity, and provide methods suitable for micro-scale analysis.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2019 Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, 10-13 June 2019, Arlington, Virginia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5400-73745


  • curb management
  • microscale
  • optimization model
  • parking
  • PUDOs


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