Cities throughout the country are increasingly utilizing curb management tools and services to provide efficient parking availability for a variety of services, including freight/commercial loading, food deliveries, parcels, and ride sharing services.
Curbflow, Inc. provides curb management services related to these uses through a reservation platform to secure brief time slots at designated curbside parking spaces for third party purveyors/service providers. Curbflow assesses a fee to purveyors for said service which results in no expense to the City.
Curbflow has state-of-the-art technology to monitor and assist the City in managing curbside availability through digitized loading zones, enforcement, and automated analytics.
It is important to note that currently use of curbside parking for the purposes of freight loading zones (FLZ) requires an annual or semi-annual permit fee of $364 or $182, respectively (infrequent users may pay the hourly metered parking fee). This permit fee established in the City Code.
In consultation with the City Attorney’s Office, the introduction of a third party curb management/reservation service (and their related fees) would require all purveyors/delivery services to utilize the third party service. Therefore, an amendment to the City Code is required to establish a provision for curb management/reservation service and related fees.
The Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee approved a motion directing the Administration to proceed with the development and issuance of an RFP for curb management services.