Long SMART Cities Topology - Curbs and Parking

Research output: NRELManagement


Besides traditional vehicles and freight; transportation network companies or TNCs (e.g., Uber, Lyft) and other emerging technology services (e-scooters, automated vehicles) impose a unique mix of new demands on the curb, road network and wider transportation system that didn’t exist a few years ago. Given competing demands for curb space, research is needed to better understand impacts and to prioritize space allocation to optimize mobility operations and energy use. Besides traditional on-street parking and bus stops, curb space needs to be allocated for pick-up and drop-off (PUDOs) zones, freight, and additional emerging mobility technologies.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

See the Vehicle Technologies Office Energy Efficient Mobility Systems 2019 Annual Progress Report at https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/06/f76/VTO_2019_APR_EEMS_COMPILED_REPORT_FINAL_compliant_.pdf

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MP-5400-78658


  • curbside space
  • transportation system


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