PPB Presents: Autonomous Vehicles & the Future of City Design
AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board kicks off a new event series – PPB Presents – aimed at exploring an AIA position on a current policy topic and ways members can engage in advocacy around it. Our first PPB Presents event will be on Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and the Future of City 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.
Yes Segura | AV Urban Planner
Mark Hallenbeck | Washington State Transportation Center Director
Seattle Department of Transportation
Abigail Doerr | Transportation Choices