Become a parking savant with Sidewalk Labs’ new curb visualization tool

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Urban curbsides have traditionally been allocated based on real estate: parking meters in front of shops, loading zones near supermarkets, no-parking areas at warehouses, unmetered parking in residential areas, and so on. But with the explosion of new mobility options like ride-hailing, car-sharing, and bike-sharing, and the looming specter of self-driving vehicles on the horizon, cities are starting to rethink how they allocate curb space. They are beginning to realize that if they don’t get ahead of the technology, it could lead to chaos on the curb.

Aiming to help on that front is Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s smart city incubator. In February, the company released Coord, a…

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