This action examines different methods for prioritizing competing uses for curbside space, such as parking, patios, parklets, electric vehicle charging stations and more. This action will develop clear guidelines for determining where, when and how public curbside parking should be prioritized in relation to these competing uses based on The City Plan goals. This will help put all modes of transportation on more equal footing and provide a wider range of uses of our public curbside space to support resident, business and overall community outcomes.
The City has finished consulting with other North American cities to better understand best practices and how to apply them to the Edmonton context. We are now in the process of analyzing existing data on curbside activity in Edmonton.
Next steps involve considering best practices and the Edmonton curbside activity data analysis outcomes in relation to relevant City plans and policies (such as The City Plan) to ensure we are taking a data-driven approach to developing the curbside prioritization guidelines. These guidelines will include a hierarchy outlining which curbside uses (for example, parking, transit, loading zones, patio space, active transportation) should be prioritized in different geographical areas and contexts (for example, residential areas, main streets). The guidelines are expected to be completed in 2024.