Research Assistant University of Michigan - Dearborn
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Curb space management and traffic flow are two important elements of the transportation system that interact with each other
and affect the overall system performance. Moreover, the growth of new mobility operators and goods delivery in urban result in a
growing demand for pick-up and drop-off access to the curb sides. The curb space is now also a spot for pick up/drop off passengers
and loading/unloading goods. Thus, the traditional use of curb space for parking only is challenged and it becomes important to
manage the curb space effectively and determine the optimal capacity decisions for different uses. Our study investigates the
allocation of curb space for various uses so that the overall transportation system performance can be enhanced. We simulate
the transportation system and analyze the interactions between traffic flow and curb space usage. We propose optimal capacity
allocation decisions that ensure a smooth traffic flow by maximizing the profit of capacity allocation decisions. We derive optimal
curb space allocation policies that vary according to the customer demand during the day.