Atlanta Curbside Management Action Plan
The Plan emphasizes that vulnerable populations must be the focus of transportation policy and design changes.
The Atlanta Central Business District Curbside Management Action Plan was comprehensive effort to redefine Atlanta’s busiest curbs and create policy and design frameworks that support a long-term vision for Atlanta’s streets.
The Plan redefines the curbside as a place for all people, not just drivers. While a large number of Atlanta’s curbs are currently allocated to parking or travel lanes, the Curbside Management Plan developed progressive parking and curb policies to reorient allocation of the curb to support long-term mode share and climate goals. This effort included development of a Curb Typology that sets aspirational goals for the future design of Atlanta’ streets, linking design and policy elements to the specific needs of key bike, transit, pedestrian, parking, or loading corridors.
The Plan engaged a wide array of stakeholders as well as the public to define goals for the city’s curbs. Outreach included a well-publicized and attended virtual public meeting seeking input on curb issues, an online survey using a geospatial platform to allow the public to mark curb issue hotspots, and direct outreach to a multitude of public and private agencies and fleet operators in support of a needs assessment.
The Plan emphasizes that vulnerable populations must be the focus of transportation policy and design changes. Through direct outreach to communities via neighborhood groups, the Plan incorporates the unique needs of these populations while supporting their community goals. Parking enforcement, pricing, and multimodal access are all tailored to the needs of these stakeholders.
Somerville Parking & Curb Policy Study
Nelson\Nygaard led a Parking and Curb Policy Study to develop short and long-term strategies to improve parking management, reduce parking demand generated by new development, prioritize curb space for non-parking uses, and reimagine the resident permit parking system.