Curb Coordination Challenge

How can we reduce traffic by improving coordination at the curb?

Record traffic in New York City cost the $20 billion annually in lost productivity and excess costs. The Transit Tech Lab seeks solutions to coordinating traffic at the curb among passenger cars, for-hire vehicles, public buses, commercial trucks, commuter vans, tour buses, bicycles and pedestrians. Potential opportunities include dynamic pricing for parking and curb zone management, real-time mapping and parking/relief stand reservations, new uses of existing real estate and last-mile freight distribution networks.


Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • DOT Parking Data
  • DOT Construction Data
  • DOT Bicycle Route Data
  • DOT Truck Data
  • NYC Planimetric Geodatabase
    ArcGIS database with many foundational features related to the curb (e.g. Curb, Pavement Edge, sidewalk, medians, etc.) and other “area” features (e.g. open space, roadbed, shoreline, etc.)
    Shapefile of street centerlines and other related information.
  • MTA Transit Stops (Bus, Rail, Subway)
    Curbside bus stops and other transit locations.
  • MTA Subway Entrances
  • ParkNYC Zones
    Shapefile of blockfaces with metered regulations. Note that the base features are entire blockfaces not segments. In other words, if only a section of a blockface has metered regulations, this dataset shows the entire blockface. “ParkNYC” is the name of DOT’s Pay-by-Cell app for city parking meters.
  • Parking Violations
    Available on NYC Open data by Fiscal Year. Once geocoded, could provide some information on different curbside-disrupting activity (e.g. double parking, illegal parking, etc.) always with the caveat that it’s a better measure of enforcement activity across the city than a measure of the activity it’s enforcing.

Taxi and Limosuine Commission

Transit Tech Lab Challenges