Sidewalk Labs-Backed Coord Releases App for Mapping Street Curbs

The more popular bikes, e-bikes, scooters and carpools become, the more important it will be for people to know curbside rules.

Realizing that most cities don’t have a full digital record of these rules for any given place or time, Coord, a cloud-based city planning platform backed by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs in New York, released an iPhone app called Surveyor last month for collecting data on street features such as parking signs, fire hydrants and curb cuts.

According to a blog post from Coord head of product Amit Glazer, the idea behind the app was to expedite the time-consuming task of having a surveyor manually write down descriptions of every marker and space on every road.