Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will likely be one of the most transformative and disruptive technologies ever introduced. The technology brings the potential to make great progress in the following areas:
If federal laws like the AV START bill foreclose the opportunities of cities and states to intelligently regulate AVs, communities themselves will lose the steering wheel.
Walkable places are vital to health and welfare—and contrary to perceptions, they also reduce household costs.
While vehicles miles traveled (VMT) have risen in 2015 in the last three years after nine years of historic lows, the nation is still in a 20-year downward trend relative to economic growth, according to Chris McCahill of the State Smart...
New Urbanism has an opportunity to influence where self-driving vehicles take us—which could be social hubs in a polycentric city.
A study by Redfin, the owner of Walk Score, shows that true walkability has tremendous economic value—but Walk Score itself has problems.
Autonomous rapid transit Is the best use of autonomous technology. Combined wtih high-capacity metro transit systems, this will avoid the degradation of autonomous vehicle performance from mixed-traffic flow and attract riders from private cars.
People with moderate incomes end up spending less of their hard-earned income in walkable places for two reasons.
As spring tempts us to pick up the pace of our outdoor activities, it’s clear that not all places have equal footing. Those well-positioned to draw us out into health-boosting active transportation are enjoying all sorts of benefits. City planners...
Transportation doesn't have to be complicated.