A Design Framework for Livable Streets in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles

18 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2018

See all articles by William Riggs

William Riggs

University of San Francisco - School of Management; California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; San Jose State University

Bruce Appleyard

San Diego State University - School of Public Administration & Urban Studies

Michael Johnson

SmithgroupJJR

Date Written: August 1, 2018

Abstract

Over the past years there have been many technological revelations that have made it clear that autonomous technology will become increasingly prevalent in our communities. Despite optimism about the technology there is a high degree of uncertainty about how it will play out in urban environs, particularly with regard to street design. Based on the concepts of autonomy, livability, and human scale design, this paper provides a dialogue of the opportunities for street design in an autonomous future. It develops a framework for best practice, identifying best practice policy, including roadway design/thinning, curbside policy, and parking removal.

Keywords: urban design, streets, autonomous vehicles, livability

JEL Classification: R4, R52

Suggested Citation

Riggs, William and Appleyard, Bruce and Johnson, Michael, A Design Framework for Livable Streets in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles (August 1, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3225963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3225963

William Riggs (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco - School of Management ( email )

San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo ( email )

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.williamriggs.com

San Jose State University ( email )

San Jose, CA 95192-0066
United States

Bruce Appleyard

San Diego State University - School of Public Administration & Urban Studies ( email )

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4505
United States

Michael Johnson

SmithgroupJJR ( email )

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
89
Abstract Views
443
rank
288,299
PlumX Metrics