The city’s transportation authorities have set goals to better manage curb spaces and update fines and tolls to reflect today’s parking clashes. The latest initiative is a request for proposal for smart zones issued last month, testing technology that allows cities to digitally map curb spaces and create reservation-based loading zones.
Philly’s Smart Loading Zone Pilot Project will test the use of five software applications aimed at making loading activities more efficient and user-friendly, according to the RFP.
The pilot will start in March 2022 and will end a year later.
“We are open to working with companies that can bring some big data approaches to manage this,” Puchalsky said. “For example, if you are a shipper, you may have information about available spots and may be able to book those spots in advance in that area, which allows you to plan your route.”