Four cities pilot curbside tech to manage urban congestion

StateScoop: Four U.S. cities will participate in a pilot program using technology from the Sidewalk Labs-backed company Coord to measure how well curbside management apps can reduce congestion and improve safety for drivers and pedestrians.

Coord will launch pilots in Nashville, Tennessee; Aspen, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and West Palm Beach, Florida, over the next year as part of a competition the company held in January. Each of the four cities will designate curbside space in their downtown areas designated as “smart zones.” A mobile app will direct delivery and service vehicle drivers to the zones and provide cities with data on where, when and for how long the curbspace is being used.

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