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

Curbside - Plaza St Hubert

CURBLR MAP AROUND THE PLAZA ST-HUBERT

A collaboration was set up for several months with the SDC Plaza St-Hubert to test the attractiveness of the various aspects of the CurbLR format for sharing parking space. 

OUR OBJECTIVE

To test and understand the interest of users for this map in planning their trips.

PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED

A “user experience” aspect was added to this project, via a short satisfaction survey, in order to enrich the map to include new data. We will analyze this data in order to better understand the usage and behavior related to the curbside in the Plaza St-Hubert area.

If you would like to know more about this initiative, which is part of the Montréal en Commun project, please contact us.

Curbside - Mobiclic

MOBICLIC

The Mobiclic application, developed in partnership with the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal, aims to take geolocalized photos of road signs in the Greater Montreal area.

OUR OBJECTIVE

To test and validate the reliability of open data related to parking through the application’s database.

PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED

The first version of Mobiclic is currently available in the Rosemont-Petite-Patrie borough. Following changes within the project itself, it has evolved. The first tests and results of the application have shown a great deal of interest from the actors on these projects.

Download the Mobiclic application now to contribute to this project!

Curside - parcours

THE DATA JOURNEY

This experimentation aims to vulgarize the path of your data since the moment they were created and recorded, all the way to the successive uses that makes them “useful”.

OUR OBJECTIVE

Ease and make the use of data accessible as a launching lever of new mobilities.

PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES FACED

Because of the involvement of many partners, we have been able to organize many interviews as part of this initiative:

Interview with Valerie Legris – Opening new horizons for the curbside

Interview with Philippe Fortin – Making data accessible to better understand curbside

Interview with Carole Philibien – The big issues and challenges about curbside in Montreal

Interview with Larbi Gharib – The challenges and benefits for curbside

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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!