New resources on curbside management +inequitable and unsustainable then and now

Park your bike here for new resources on curbside management from the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration.
The Curbside Inventory Report  provides an in-depth technical study on curbside activity and performance measurement.

The GIS-based Curbside Management Tool contains quality curb asset data on curbside management, inventory, and allocation

The last time the US passed a sizable infrastructure bill was in 1956 with the Federal-Aid Highway Act. Heavily touted by President Eisenhower, the bill created a 41,000-mile “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways” that would, according to Eisenhower, eliminate unsafe roads, inefficient routes, traffic jams, and all of the other things that got in the way of “speedy, safe transcontinental travel.”

It was inequitable and unsustainable then, and it is inequitable and unsustainable now. In the 70 years since the Act, highways have ripped apart Black communities and made carbon emissions from gas-powered vehicles the #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in the nation. Highways were run through urban communities already decimated by redlining, exclusionary suburbs were enabled, and car dependency was born. Climate change was created by these patterns. The climate change battle is being lost, with low-income communities and people of color facing the greatest risks from pollution and climate change.

Thank you for attending Changing Incentives for Vehicle Use: Zero Emission Areas and Congestion Pricing, the third and final webinar in the Taming Traffic Webinar series organized by ITDP. Throughout this series we have explored traffic mitigation strategies and best practices for cities of all sizes and budgets.

Below you will find the full recording – we hope you watch it and share with others. You can also find links to the full presentations by panelists Dana Yanocha (ITDP Global), Vaishali Singh (ITDP India), and Carolynn Johnson (ITDP US) at the event page on our website. Answers to questions that were not addressed during the webinar Q&A can be found in this document.

Watch the full Taming Traffic webinar series:

1 – Building Momentum: Reform Parking, Reduce Traffic >>

2 – Low-Cost, High-Impact: Reallocating Road Space to People >>

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The Taming Traffic report is a product of ITDP focused on the strategies cities can employ to reduce vehicle traffic and prioritize people in urban planning and design, particularly as we face an expected surge in vehicle use in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the Transport Matters blog: Transit Solutions for the Air Quality Crisis From New York to Mumbai, Congestion Pricing is Finally on the Agenda Amid Traffic and Air Pollution, Congestion Pricing Gains Momentum in Mumbai Additional resources:

Congestion Pricing Basics – An illustrated guide for planning and implementing congestion pricing in any city >>

Road Pricing to Decongest Mumbai – Report on implementing congestion pricing in Mumbai >>