Autonomous vehicle technology is being tested and piloted on public streets today. Much of the public discourse has focused on vehicle design and technology, but autonomous vehicles have important implica­tions for the design of cities. Nelson\Nygaard and Perkins+Will believe we must put people first in designing urban spaces.

Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Parking explains our shared values and how travel behavior is already changing. We clarify what is speculation and fact and craft initial policy-making efforts to guide decisionmaking. We focus on street design guidelines for 21st century transportation, performance metrics for a world without private auto ownership, parking garage design and contingency planning, and new municipal revenue models and parking management tools.

Read the report here: Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Parking (PDF)