Smart Loading Zones: A Practical Innovation in Curb Management
Commercial vehicles, especially delivery trucks and vans, are competing for valuable curb space and can be a barrier to a community’s commerce, productivity, and safety. In an article for IPMI’s Parking & Mobility magazine, Kimley-Horn’s Dennis Burns, CAPP, explains how smart loading zones are emerging as potential solutions to effective curb lane management—while also creating additional revenue for parking programs impacted by COVID-19.
Smart loading zones are designated loading/unloading spaces that are managed by telecommunication and advanced monitoring systems. Various smart loading zone technologies have emerged and are being piloted across the world. The benefits of smart loading zones can extend beyond commercial delivery vehicles to parking programs, municipalities, users, and even the environment. Read the article to learn more about this modern approach to curb management.
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