The Future Is Speeding Toward Us: Planning for Autonomous Vehicles
Thursday, May 18, 2017
10:45 a.m. - noon EDT
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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are already being tested in the Boston Seaport District. AVs will bring the most significant transformation in ground mobility since autos began replacing horses a century ago. What are the land use implications for Metro Boston and beyond? Less incentive to create dense, walkable urban places because traffic jams are easier to tolerate? Or a way to make density more sustainable through reduced traffic and parking needs? Planning for AVs can help us choose the outcomes we want.
Learning objectives for session:
1) Hear the latest data on the impact of autonomous vehicles.
2) Find out about the risks and benefits to this transformation in transportation.
3) Hear about the impact this may have on the incentive to create dense, walkable neighborhoods.
4) Learn best practices for incorporating active transportation thinking into infrastructure planning and implementation.
Darlene Wynne, email@example.com