Curbside space for Uber and Lyft? It’s coming to Boston — and is already in Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts

Uber and Lyft are flooding the streets of cities across the country — including in Boston, where a ride started every single second in 2017, on average. The least they can do, officials figure, is not double-park when they pick up riders.

Boston is the latest city that’s planning to establish curb spaces for ride-hailing pickups and drop-offs, as transportation officials nationwide call for “curb management” policies to cut down on drivers stopping in the middle of streets to start or end a ride.