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New York-based Coord, a curb data company, announced that it is expanding its curb data coverage to Washington, D.C.
Launched in 2018, Coord is a venture born from Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs. Before this expansion, the startup’s curb data was already publicly available in for San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. With this expansion to D.C., Coord is also expanding to Austin, Miami, San Diego and Philly (heads up Technical.ly Philly).
“The data gives cities, consultants and community leaders the ability to see how curb space is allocated across the city and view the rules of the curb for any day time. Users can also view all assets along a curb, and the corresponding regulations that apply to them,” Sara Wiedenhaefer, Coord’s marketing manager, told Technical.ly.
City agencies and transportation providers can now access Coord’s data for U Street Corridor curbs. To collect data here, Coord partnered with Walker Consultants and spent 290 hours collecting data in touristy spots like U Street, Dupont Circle, the Navy Yard, The Wharf and the National Mall. The data collection team walked over 270 miles in these neighborhoods, to survey 96 miles of curbs. Coord reports collecting approximately 20,000 curb data points during this process.
Pubic users can access the data through Coord’s Open Curb. Researchers, local agencies, mobility companies and community members who subscribe to Coord’s toolkit and API can access the data through the paid platform with more data set options.
Coord made a commitment to track the curbs of 100 cities across the globe by 2022. With this expansion, the startup currently provides curb data for nine U.S. cities.
Last year, Coord also launched a Routing API in D.C. to combine data from bikeshare, transit and other services such as rideshare to help use both kinds of transportation to plan a route.
This isn’t the only company working on D.C.’s curb regulations. Earlier this week, The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that it is partnering with San Francisco-based curbFlow to test the company’s curbside management system at nine locations throughout the District.-30-
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