Planning for the Transition to Shared Autonomous Vehicles

Designing for the future of automated mobility has become a common and necessary practice, but what about the necessary planning to prepare our governments and our citizens for connected, automated, electric, and shared vehicles?

Workshop participants at the 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit worked through three scenarios on Chicago’s streets to understand the demand for automated travel relative to the full spectrum of mobility choices, street life, and land-use activities that our neighbors and constituents will need, seek, or demand in the near future.

Moderator Jason Schrieber, senior principal at Stantec Urban Places, led a discussion among the five facilitators, each of whom shared his or her work related to connected, automated, electric, and shared vehicles.

  • Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation at the Federal Transit Administration
  • Annie Chang, Project Manager, Technical Programs, Global Ground Vehicle Standards at SAE International
  • Ryan Martinson, Associate, Sustainable Transportation Specialist at Stantec
  • Victoria Fast, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography at the University of Calgary
  • Jerry Quandt, Acting Executive Director of the Illinois Autonomous Vehicle Association

The 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit focused on innovation, with discussions on the latest developments in carsharing, shared autonomous and electric vehicles, bikesharing, e-hailing, and microtransit. Listen to a recap of the AV-focused sessions from the summit in the third episode of Planning the Autonomous Future, a new APA Podcast series:

For more information, visit the Shared-Use Mobility Center's website or follow the conversation online at #SUMC18.

Top image: Workshop attendees at the 2018 Shared Mobility Summit.

About the Author
Jennifer Henaghan is APA's deputy research director and manager of the Green Communities Center.

April 6, 2018

By Jennifer Henaghan, AICP