Forget those hypothetical surveys. Nothing speaks louder than when one has to put money where the mouth is.
The introduction of autonomous vehicles into the roadways will fundamentally change the way we think about traffic management and coordination of mobility.
Vancouver’s multi-modal success story – achieving a 50% sustainable mode share of bike, walk and transit, four years earlier than its goal – is demarcated by three seminal events in urban planning and spacing making.
This Strong Town article draws an identical analogy between a natural watershed and our road system. The same principle of flood control applies to both.
The first and necessary step towards a rational re-thinking of our transportation priorities involves the dispelling of the long held and common myth that drivers pay for the full cost of the roads they drive on.
The debate over whether software equipped robo-cars will ever become intelligent enough to handle the complex interactions on our streets and replace human drivers misses the opportunity to reframe the question and try to solve a simpler problem.
Google’s first driverless car report offers interesting insights into the rapidly evolving technology trend of autonomous vehicles. The future of robo cars, however, is already here.
Total miles driven in the U.S. has gone down to a level last seen in 1995 after reaching a peak in 2005. Could this be the generational peak in driving we are witnessing?