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Autonomous Vehicles + City Streets: Greenways or Gridlock?

May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Autonomous Vehicles + City Streets: Greenways or Gridlock?

May 3, 2018

We have all seen autonomous vehicles in the news quite a bit lately. Do they make you nervous? Or are you counting the days until they are deployed? Either way, the effect they will have on our cities and streets will be huge. On one hand, autonomous vehicles may bring new opportunities as a more efficient form of transportation and less people traveling. On the other hand, if everyone has their own autonomous vehicle we may face even worse gridlock. 

You might also wonder how will cities regulate and plan for these vehicles? How will cities charge for parking? Will their be fees for driving without a passenger? Additionally, industries may welcome some regulation to guarantee there is space for pick up and drop off. Or industry may fight new licensing requirements.

The Boston Society of Architects and Civic Series are joining forces to present the scenarios and choices we will face as consumers and voters with the continued roll out and experimentation of autonomous vehicles in our communities. What do you want to see? What questions do you still have?

Join us for an engaging dialogue and debate between our speakers about the future of autonomous vehicles in Boston and beyond, followed by extensive Q&A and discussion.

**Stay for snacks after the event to talk further about the topic with attendees & the speakers!**

Speakers (and more to come!)

Alison Felix, AICP

Senior Transportation Planner & Emerging Technologies Specialist

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Alyhkan Mohamed

Planner and Urban Designer


Vineet Gupta

Director of Policy and Planning

City of Boston Transportation Department

Kris Carter

City of Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics



May 3, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
290 Congress StreetSuite 200
Boston,MA02210United States


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