Why Autonomous Vehicles Probably Won't Induce SprawlPlanetizen.com (2016)
The emergence and reality of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and full driving automation will dramatically shape the future of cities. Many have speculated that this will result in a ripple effect of impacts, including longer commutes and increased vehicle miles traveled (VMT)—which one 2014 report referred to as "decluttering." In a June 2016 article in the Wall Street Journal, journalist Christopher Mimms predicts changes in urban growth patterns, with more cities sprawling beyond their bounds, will result in a "new class of exurbs." Respected author Rebecca Solnit argued that AVs will poach from transit and kill the walkable city.
- autonomous vehicles,
- urban sprawl,
- urban planning,
Publication DateSummer August 31, 2016
Citation InformationWilliam W Riggs and Michael R Boswell. "Why Autonomous Vehicles Probably Won't Induce Sprawl" Planetizen.com (2016)
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