CURBSPACE

Promote better sharing of the curb by Improving the collection and processing of associated data

The “curbspace” is the space between the roadway and the private space behind the sidewalk. Today, this space is heavily occupied by parking for individual or family use between trips. This space could be better shared among the various users of the urban space. At the Fabrique des mobilités Québec, we are making users aware of the potential of sharing this space and we are experimenting with several ways to contribute to this objective.

CURBSPACE CHALLENGE

November 2021 – January 2022

Fabrique des Mobilités Québec is involved in the Montréal en Commun project, resulting from Montréal’s victory in the Smart Cities Challenge (competition launched by Infrastructure Canada), as a key player in the development of a Mobility Data Hub . In this context, we are advancing experiments in order to innovate on the management of the street edge in the Montreal metropolis. We rely on work carried out in other major cities as well as on the dynamism of the mobility and transport ecosystem in Greater Montreal

Here are the topics covered to rethink the management, use and value of our curbs in order to work on open data testing grounds in partnership with Movin’On LAB and Sopra Steria.

URBAN DELIVERY AND CURBSPACE

How can we ensure a reliable forecast of availability for businesses while maintaining fluid and dynamic management of the curb for other uses?

COMMERCIAL  AND TEMPORARY

How to ensure equity and access to public space, especially for more vulnerable people (reduced mobility, children)?

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY OF PEOPLE

How to ensure an equitable sharing of public space and safety between cars/bikes/scooters/new mobility/pedestrians but also between uses of the car.

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CURRENT EXPERIMENTS

CURBLR MAP AROUND THE PLAZA ST-HUBERT

We have been working with the SDC Plaza St-Hubert for several months to test the attractiveness of the different aspects of the CurbLR format for sharing parking space. This allows us to learn more quickly about the behavior of users and therefore to know if we are progressing towards the objective of the project.

OUR OBJECTIVE 

test user interest in using this map to plan their trips.

Our CurbLR Plaza St-Hubert card

 

MOBICLIC

We develop Mobiclic with Jalon Mtl and in partnership with the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal. It is an application to take geolocalized photos of road signs in the Greater Montreal.

OUR OBJECTIVE

test the effectiveness of citizen participation as a means of collecting open data.

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THE DATA JOURNEY

This experiment aims to popularize the path that our data follow from the moment they are created, recorded, to the successive uses that make them “useful”.

OUR OBJECTIVE

facilitate and democratize its use as a lever for the deployment of new mobilities

Resources and interviews will be available soon!

WHAT IS THE CURBLR FORMAT?

CurbLR is a data standard developed by Shared Streets to facilitate the aggregation of all data useful for curb regulation. This reduction in complexity has interested many large cities (Boston, Montreal, Quebec City) as it allows them to have a real-time snapshot of their huge curb network, making it easier to implement improvements. Good news for citizens!

The fact that it is a standard also allows new cities and developers involved to build on existing data and practices. This is a huge resource gain!

INVOLVED PARTIES

DISCOVER OUR RESOURCES

Are you interested in these initiatives? Want to learn more about the curb?

Our GitHub

To share, develop, enrich relevant code for solutions on sharing the curb.

Our Wiki

To follow the next steps and the documentation of our experiments and discover the associated commons

Our Blog

To learn more about the use cases of the experiments, the challenges encountered, the benefits of open data in mobility

COLLABORATE WITH US

Are you interested in these initiatives? Would you like to contribute to a better sharing of the curb? Do not hesitate to contact us!