Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Regulate Operation of Personal Delivery Devices, also known as Autonomous Robots, within Palo Alto

City Council Staff Report, October 30, 2017

By: City of Palo Alto Planning Dept
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Autonomous Vehicles

This staff report contains a draft resolution that was adopted by the city of Palo Alto, CA to create a procedure for allowing autonomous delivery vehicles to operate within the city right-of-way. The one-year pilot program authorizes the public works department to issue encroachment permits to the operators of personal delivery devices. It also includes draft regulations for autonomous robots that address maximum speed, paths of travel, allowable areas of operation, visibility, human monitors or attendants, and reporting.

Palo Alto, CA

2010 Population: 64,403

2010 Population Density: 2,696.49/square mile