Creating the Virginia To-Do List: Fast Action Plans for Autonomous Vehicles (Part 1)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
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Autonomous vehicles are not coming to Virginia – they are already here. Virginia is on the leading edge ofautonomous technology: from Governor McAuliffe’s strategy for AVs, to pioneering work at Virginia Tech, to Local Motor’s production of AV shuttles at National Harbor.
This poses a big challenge for planners: technology is moving faster than processes for incorporating innovation into comprehensive land use and transportation planning.
This session is designed for “fast action” planning in which conference participants produce a useful product to expedite planning and preparation.
The education features:
Background on autonomous vehicles and regulatory status.
A short presentation of how AVs could operate in a real place for context (e.g. Crystal City Arlington VA)
Facilitated table rounds with three questions: (1) how can AVs promote better community design, (2) what are potential negative impacts, and (3) what needs to be done to harness benefits while reducing risks in a near-term time frame? The questions follow four main prompts for ideas on research, questions, plans, and policy levers for: (1) land use, (2) transportation, (3) funding & revenue, and (4) other. This session will leverage collective and diverse knowledge of participants.
Session leaders will conduct a report out of common themes among tables and next steps.
The session provides timely content, an efficient, engaging presentation and a useful product
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