Multi-city platform aims to unlock the kerb

Coord has announced it is making kerb data publicly available through a new open access platform to help users better understand city accessibility.

The start-up, which is backed by Sidewalk Labs, claims Open Curbs is the first open and multi-city platform that makes standardised kerb data publicly available through an open database licence.

Target groups for the platform include city agencies, engineering firms, mobility providers and community groups. Coord’s goal is to support more than 100 cities across the globe by 2022.

This latest move by Coord also serves to highlight the intense focus that the kerbside is attracting because of its growing importance in the mobility industry in areas such as ride-hailing, scooter- and bike-sharing, as well as delivery.