On Jan. 23rd I will be presenting my research on planning and designing cities for self-driving cars. For the past 6-months I have driven over 15,000 miles as an Uber Driver, talked to 2,000 Uber passengers about their thoughts on self-driving cars, and analyzing the streets of Seattle for autonomous vehicles . In this presentation I will be going over my research analysis on using sustainable, innovative, and inclusive design measures to plan cities for this new technology.
Not only will I be presenting on my research, but there will be a set of panelist to help us better understand how AVs will impact the design of our cities. The panelists being Mark Hallenbeck, Washington State Transportation Center Director & Abigail Doerr, Transportation Choices Advocacy Director . So make sure to plan ahead and RSVP for the event!
LOCATION: CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Self-driving cars are already being tested on Seattle’s streets. They have the potential to benefit cities by reducing crashes, improving first and last mile connections for transit users and reducing the high cost of owning a private vehicle. They also have the potential to significantly increase traffic congestion, vehicle miles travelled and climate pollution. How do we anticipate, adapt to, and leverage innovative and disruptive transportation technologies as we look to design our city for the future? Where will AIA need to advocate as we look to make the most of the benefits of AVs and reduce the negative impacts? Join us for a look at the current status of AVs in Washington and Seattle and an exploration of the impacts to urban planning in the near and long term.