The Race to Code the Curb

By ANDREW SMALL, LAURA BLISS: For More Info, Go Here…

ngd-In this long and otherwise thorough discussion of curb space, there is exactly one mention of curb cuts and no mention of sidewalk access for chair users or other disability communities. A new space for our struggle….

Everyone—from ride-hailing cars to delivery trucks to bikes and scooters—wants a piece of the curb. How can smart cities map and manage this precious resource?

The curb is hot. No longer just a home for parked cars and cigarette butts, this is where the action is in the 21st century city. It’s where electric scooters and bikes congregate, where delivery drivers drop off Amazon boxes, where Uber and Lyft cars scoop riders. Someday, it may be where driverless cars await their human cargo. Accordingly, this increasingly contested space has become a focus of serious attention from some of the world’s leading technology companies.

 

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