Tag Archives for: Kerbside


September 03, 2019










  • AppyWay launched as the fast-growing business looks to better convey how its solutions empower local authorities to unlock their kerbside assets and enable intelligent mobility

  • Award-winning mobile app, AppyParking, retains identity and continues to make parking forgettable for thousands of motorists across the UK



LONDON, UK – Tuesday 3rdSeptember: The company that developed and operates the award-winning mobile app, AppyParking, today announced the launch of their new parent brand, AppyWay, as the business is set to take-off on a global mission of helping cities thrive, from the kerb up.


Having recently completed a successful Series A funding round, AppyWay has been launched to help better articulate the company’s vision of smart, connected cities where intelligent mobility can flourish.


Dan Hubert, founder and CEO, “This is another huge milestone for our business and it’s truly a joy to be able to bring to life ‘the why’ behind ‘the what’ our fantastic team do. It all starts with a vision for more liveable cities, and our obsession with the kerb.  We may be a bit biased, but we genuinely believe kerbs have the power to unlock a better urban life for us all – socially, commercially and physically. And that right now is the right time to unlock that kerb power.’


Hubert founded AppyParking in 2013, with the ambition of solving the common frustration of finding a parking space. By showing drivers where they can and can’t park on-street, the app continues to help reduce the almost four days each year UK motorists spend looking for parking. The challenge of building up the UK’s largest set of standardised kerbside data led the entrepreneur to realise the uptapped potential lying under everyone’s feet.


The problem for city centres, Hubert argues is that, ‘kerbs haven’t changed physically for centuries. Yet the way we use them has. The explosion of ride-hailing, micro-mobility, ever-rising home deliveries and the popularity of PAYG services are driving up congestion, pollution and safety issues. As drivers battle for precious space to drop off and pick up, it’s causing kerbside chaos and our urban infrastructure is collapsing under the pressure. We’re seeing the demise of the local high street and the government’s recent commitment of up to £1 billion for the Future High Streets Fund1demonstrates the need for urgent action.’


The Future High Streets Fund is an initiative led by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, providing up to £25 million of investment per area, for local authorities to prepare long-term strategies for their high-streets and town centres. A key focus for the funding is improve transport and access into town centres and to invest in vital infrastructure2.


Hubert sees a key role for the kerb in these schemes, ‘At a time when online shopping can deliver what you need the next day with just one click, we need to face a hard truth – the user experience of the high street must be transformed if we are to encourage shoppers back and drive footfall. But, before you can innovate, you need to understand the high street first. How are streets being used? What does kerbside demand look like and how can parking be optimised? It’s a challenge our team are set-up to help solve, and with our kerbside management platform, AppyKerb, we can equip local authorities with the means to surface kerbside data, identify opportunities to improve their infrastructure, make those traffic order changes and also provide world-leading solutions to make parking more convenient and less stressful.’


AppyWay will be featuring their innovative solutions at the Cenex-LCV event at the Millbrook Proving Ground  4 – 5 September and at New Mobility World during the Frankfurt Motor Show 10 – 13 September as part of the Great Britain Pavilion.


1 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/1-billion-future-high-streets-fund-expanded-to-50-more-areas

2 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-high-streets-fund/future-high-street-fund




For interviews and requests please contact:

Georgia Tomkins, georgia.tomkins@appyparking.com– +44 7787 951199


For images and brand assets please visit https://appyway.com/press


About AppyWay


AppyWay exists to help cities thrive from the kerb up. We see the kerb as a catalyst – the key to powering progress with the most pressing urban mobility challenges. Our platform of data, APIs and tools provide digital kerbside management solutions that enable intelligent mobility, better connecting cities with people and businesses.


Through close collaboration and industry leading partnerships, the AppyWay platform effectively acts as a ‘future mobility’ conduit between the public and private sector:


Kerbside Management | B2G

AppyKerb, our Govtech stack, is a complete kerbside management platform. With AppyKerb, Local Authorities are empowered to commoditise and open up their assets. This enables rich data-driven insights and digital access solutions for everyone using our kerbs.

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Intelligent Mobility | B2B

AppyWay business solutions keep people, goods and cities flowing. A full eco-system of kerbside data APIs, payment solutions and CAV integrations improves kerb interactions for local enterprises, customers, deliveries and fleets alike.

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Dublin City Council piloting Intelligent Kerbside Management Solution with Grid Smarter Cities

May 23, 2019


Dublin City Council piloting Intelligent Kerbside Management Solution with Grid Smarter Cities.


Newcastle based Smarter Cities is delighted to announce that they have been selected to partake in Phase 2 of Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland’s SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program to support Last Mile delivery in partnership with Dublin City Council and Belfast City Council.


Grid Smarter Cities have been working with Dublin City Council to better understand and analyse potential use-cases for Kerb, their Intelligent Kerbside Management solution in the city centre — with the ambition to dynamically manage the kerbside with the use of Virtual Loading Bays (VLBs).


Kerb is an app that gives commercial vehicles the ability to book a Virtual Loading Bay (VLB) on previously restricted kerb space in the city.


Kerb helps highway authorities reduce pollution whilst reducing the cost of administering Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), as well as creating atool to assist with managing traffic flows at peak hours to help reduce congestion in the city centre. For commercial vehicle operators, Kerb saves time and fuel by creating more efficient deliveries and drop offs.


With the use of the virtual bays, loading and unloading operational efficiency is increased, and costs of administering PCNs is reduced as previously restricted kerb space is allocated as bookable VLBs.


For residents, the improved traffic management results in roads becoming clearer, with less idling in traffic and ultimately shorter journey times.


Our Phase 1 funding allowed us to establish that there is a fantastic opportunity for Kerb in Dublin and Belfast, with Grid being able to use our solution to better manage the demands on our already restricted kerb space” said Neil Herron, Founder and CEO of Grid Smarter Cities. “In Phase 2 we are looking forward to being able to trial Kerb to be able to empirically demonstrate how the solution can support commercial operations as well as aiding traffic management and tourism in the City Centre.”


Jamie Cudden, Smart City Programme Manager, Dublin City Council stated, “The concept of Kerb is simple and highly innovative, and has the potential to transform how cities manage kerbside in the future. We are delighted to partner with Grid Smarter Cities and look forward to piloting the Kerb solution on the streets of Dublin as part of the phase 2 deployment”.


The Phase 2 project, anticipated to start in June 2019, will see Grid Smarter Cities use delivery operators in Dublin to pilot Kerb by utilising Virtual Loading Bays at locations across the city centre. This pilot will demonstrate the benefits of the solution for all stakeholders — and act as a foundation to determine how the solution can be scaled up across further locations in Dublin, Belfast and beyond.


A video explaining a bit more about our work in Dublin can be found here.

Relevant Images can be located here


Grid Smarter Cities


Grid Smarter Cities is an eco-system of smart solutions — connecting communities and people with transport, parking, goods and services. In 2018 Grid was ranked 7th on the Metis Partners and Clydesdale Bank IP100 Intellectual Property League Table, for their patented solutions that offer them the unique ability to carve out new space in the Smart City landscape, proactively solving the problems that others can’t.


There are a number of inter-connecting companies under the Grid umbrella, including Kerb, a real-time, dynamic, Intelligent Kerbside Management solution. Kerb allows commercial vehicle operators to opt to book and park, load and unload on previously unavailable kerb space in high density, urban areas or to extend loading periods in time restricted locations.



Smart Dublin


Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities that uses new technologies to improve services and enhance quality of life in the Dublin Region. Smart Dublin works through collaboration; reaching out and engaging with technology providers, researchers and citizens to co-create solutions to regional challenges.



Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


This SBIR project has been co-funded by Dublin City Council, Belfast City Council and Enterprise Ireland (EI). Enterprise Ireland’s SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) programme is a pre commercial procurement initiative. The aim of SBIR is to drive innovation across all sections of the Irish Public Sector via robust engagement with technology rich companies and organisations, through competitive challenges.


Dom Hyams

Digital & Communications Director


M: 07843261475

W: gridsmartercities.com