Curb Enthusiasm: Deployment Guide for On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging
Inadequate public access electric vehicle charging infrastructure is a critical barrier limiting the use of battery electric vehicles (EV) in dense metropolitan areas where drivers typically park their cars on-street. Targeted deployments of curbside Level 2 EV charging stations is one of the most catalytic ways that local governments can support a shift to EVs for car-dependent residents and commuters with limited access to parking in garages, lots or private residences.
Careful planning is needed to develop a charging station deployment strategy that places chargers on streets that can support new street furniture and in contexts where there is current or likely future demand. Curb Enthusiasm offers a strategy for deploying curbside charging in New York City. The guide is structured in two parts: the Planning Framework provides planning principles to guide citywide roll-outs and the Deployment Guidelines provide a scalar approach for identifying suitable deployment sites.
The guide is a resource for New York City and other local governments looking to pilot curbside charging as the first step in a broader strategy to build a supportive EV ecosystem. This guide was produced as part of a WXY and Barretto Bay Strategies-led feasibility study conducted by in close collaboration with New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.