Planning for Autonomous Vehicles
There is no question that self-driving vehicles will impact our future, it is just a question of how. Ryan Snyder, Transportation Planning Expert and Principal of TranspoGroup, believes it is imperative to plan how they impact our cities rather than let it just unfold. In this rendering, I was asked to articulate how the streets could best be utilized as Complete or Living Streets.
Lanes previously used for cars converted to medians accommodate walking paths and play areas. Parking garages could be converted to open city parks.
Intersections become pedestrian friendly and display street art.
Bike lanes are protected and there is more room for street furniture - all types of outdoor areas to be enjoyed by people to encourage more people on the streets