Curb Space Management Study

Toolbox Tuesday


The primary purpose of the Curb Space Management Study (CSMS) has been to take a comprehensive and multimodal review of congested and complicated curb space locations within the SCAG region. With a need for improved mobility, reduced congestion and vehicle miles travelled (VMT)/vehicle hours travelled (VHT), and air quality benefits such as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and now COVID-related impacts being critical to the region and its localities, a clear need exists to assess policies, strategies, and infrastructure investments, and their impacts on curb space activity.

It is increasingly critical for cities to manage their curb space to ensure safe access for all people, and involving low-speed modes, ridesourcing, parking and local deliveries. The CSMS is leveraging and building upon the completion of SCAG’s Last Mile Freight Delivery Study (LMFS). While the LMFS was mostly focused on the commercial delivery and pick up of shipments, the confluence of vehicles utilizing curb space adjacent to loading zones and other commercial parking areas has been recognized as a pertinent issue.

The CSMS was a regional level collaborative effort divided into three parts:

  • Engagement: Outreach, participation and engagement with local jurisdictions, other agencies, education institutes, private stakeholders, community-based organizations, and communities;
  • Assessment: Understanding the needs of the region through multiple cities in terms of curb space; and
  • Policy & Strategies Consideration: Provide regional resources to support member agency curb space management interests/needs and insights on strategies related to curb space management.

The study commenced in August 2021 and completed in June 2022.

Toolbox Tuesdays provide training on a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues. All classes and webinars are COMPLIMENTARY for staff of SCAG-member local governments and other SCAG partners in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Private sector planners, non-profit staff, academics and students are welcome to attend.


SCAG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is committed to providing special accommodations and translation services to those who are interested in participating in the events. We ask that you provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least 72 hours prior to the event so that SCAG has sufficient time to make arrangements. Please contact