Curb lane management has become one of the biggest talking points in the past few years for many municipalities. Across the country, cities are recognizing the value of their curb lanes as essential infrastructure. Recent innovations could be the element that turns “managing the curb” from a concept into a reality. Through this pilot, the City’s Parking & Mobility Division will evaluate the practical challenges and potential management and technology solutions associated with implementing comprehensive curb lane management strategies through a partnership with Cox Communications.
This technology solution will create a safe zone for passenger pick up and drop off in a busy neighborhood business district in the Omaha metro and eliminate double-parked vehicles which block the traffic flow.
A signaled timer will provide rideshare services and drivers the ability to self monitor their usage of the space and create a turnover for efficient loading and unloading passengers. With changing colored lights, this signal does more than communicate with drivers and riders, it also serves as a mechanism to generate data in real-time about how much and during what times the curb is being most utilized.
In partnership with Cox Communications, City of Omaha’s Parking and Mobility office are bringing curbside management pilots to Benson.