Land Use and Transportation Policies

April 2017

By: Marco Anderson, Nico Larco, Univ of Calif at Davis
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Autonomous Vehicles

This briefing paper explores how revolutions in vehicle sharing, automation and electrification present new challenges and also great opportunities for land use and transportation planners. It concludes that, absent policy reform, the three revolutions may contribute to more sprawl, but a sustainable planning approach that supports both higher-density development and lower single-occupant (or zero-occupant) driving can once again put people first rather than their cars.