People-Driven Design: Planning for the Urban Future of Autonomous Vehicles

May 2018

By: Brian Jencek, Jerome Unterreiner, Urban Land Institute
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Autonomous Vehicles

This blog post describes and provides visual representations of how adopting AV can improve urban livability. It illustrates spatial changes that go hand in hand with AV, such as adapting parking garages for new uses, changing streets to promote human activity, and converting roads to incorporate more green space. As AV use increases, planners have opportunities implement gradual changes that will benefit the public realm.