Earlier this year, Allvision, a geospatial analytics startup, teamed up with the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) to try to better understand the parking situation in the Strip District. Allvision analyzed the Strip District with cameras mounted atop a black sedan (pictured) to collect data about the area’s curb occupancy and create high-definition maps which helped identify areas where parking is underutilized.
With demands for curb use in urban areas is continually on the rise, DOMI is aiming to develop pricing and policies that ensure equitable use of the curb.
The study was conducted over a two-week period along Penn Avenue and Smallman Street between 16th and 25th streets. The city will use the data and observations to test policies and help influence future policy decisions around curb use.