DRIVERLESS FUTURE

A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders

The advancement of autonomous vehicle technology and its synergy with services such as Uber and Lyft will have profound impacts on public transit, parking, equity and inclusion, land use, and real estate development in our cities.

Through the collaboration of Arcadis, HR&A and Sam Schwartz, “Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders” explores six major priorities for policymakers to protect against risks, maximize potential benefits, and ensure the next transportation revolution will improve quality of life in our cities.

The paper also estimates impacts in three prototypical U.S. cities – New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas – showing a shift of nearly 7 million drivers to from driving to autonomous vehicles. This potential shift illustrates how cities with different population densities, transit availability, and car ownership can all be greatly impacted and why city leaders must act now to prepare for a driverless future.

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IN THE MEDIA

8 Bright Ideas For Driverless Cities
CityLab | May 12, 2017

Could self-driving cars bring on more affordable housing? Should car companies slap a “warning label” on private autos?

A Driverless Future: How Advanced Transportation Will Change LA
LAEDC | Apr 5, 2017

A new study provides an in-depth look at the impact of autonomous vehicles in three major regions, Los Angeles being one of them.

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In 15 Years, Millions Of People Will Give Up Their Cars For Autonomous Ride Hailing
Fast Company | Mar 29, 2017

If cities start planning now, they could drastically change the fabric of their streets for the better. But there are huge potential pitfalls, as well.

Study: Driverless Tech Means Millions Fewer Cars In Big Cities
Curbed | Mar 13, 2017

New technology will decrease car ownership, but leave cities with new bills to pay.

New Study Notes That It’s A Driverless Future, Not A People-Less Future
TechCrunch | Mar 13, 2017

A new study offers advice for city planners who are contemplating a future that includes autonomous vehicles, or AVs, as the nerds call them.

THE ROAD FORWARD

To prepare for this driverless future, the report identifies six priorities for city leaders:

We believe there is a clear road forward. Cities are already experimenting with new policies, programs, and partnerships to address the rise of shared mobility. Based on these experiments – many of which offer a roadmap to AV policy – we have identified six major priorities for policymakers:

1. Leverage Technology to Enhance Mobility

2. Prioritize and Modernize Public Transit

3. Implement Dynamic Pricing

4. Plan for Mixed-use, Car-light Neighborhoods

5. Encourage Adaptable Parking

6. Promote Equitable Access to New Jobs and Services

VIDEOS

Pairing Private & Autonomous Transit

by Joe Iacobucci, Sam Schwartz Consulting

Public vs. Private

by Peter Glus, Arcadis

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

by Peter Glus, Arcadis

PARKING

by Eric Rothman, HR&A Advisors

EQUITY

by Eric Rothman, HR&A Advisors

TEAM

ENGINEERING

Arcadis is the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets in over 70 countries.

Peter Glus

Peter Glus is an Arcadis Senior Vice President and the Arcadis City Executive for NYC, coordinating the firm’s business locally as well as connecting it to large cities in the US and around the world. Mr. Glus is an expert in solving complex problems using big urban data and is leading the firm’s urban analytical efforts in the fields of transportation, resiliency and solid waste. He also helps large cities and urban clients focus on integrating measurable sustainability into their operations and capital planning. Mr. Glus is a nationally-recognized leader in resiliency planning and design, and during his 25 year engineering career he has led the management and design of more than $7 billion in capital projects for government and private clients across the transportation, water, power, solid waste, and wastewater sectors.

Economics & Public Policy

HR&A Advisors is an industry-leading public policy, real estate, and economic development consulting firm. From Brooklyn to London, Cincinnati to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients to transform real estate, economic development, and transportation concepts into actionable plans and job-producing, community-strengthening assets.

Eric Rothman

Eric Rothman, President of HR&A Advisors, is a nationally-recognized expert in transportation policy, transit oriented development, and economic development. He is a trusted advisor for cities, transit agencies, and real estate developers on transportation – including emerging technologies – and its impact on the economic, social, and physical health of cities. Eric has advised on major initiatives ranging from PlaNYC and MoveNY to the National Resource Network and the redevelopment of major rail hubs in D.C., Philadelphia, and St. Paul. Previously, Eric served as the Head of Business Planning at Transport for London and directed the planning process for $7.5 billion of investments in London’s transportation network. Eric serves as the Board Chair of the Design Trust for Public Space and is a Vice Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Public-Private Partnerships Council.

TRANSPORTATION

Sam Schwartz is a leading transportation planning and engineering firm known for its ability to solve highly complex transportation challenges for government, private sector, not-for-profit and community clients all over the world.

Joe Iacobucci

Joe Iacobucci is the Shared Mobility Practice Leader and Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz. He is a nationally-recognized leader in the shared mobility field, currently responsible for managing several major projects, including a national study for Transit Center, the first region-wide study for shared mobility for Seattle and King County, the technical work for the National Academies, and a quantitative analysis. Key to his approach on shared mobility analysis, is his intuitive grasp of mass transit, mobility, access, market optimization, and transportation technology which has led to success in advising clients on integrating shared mobility with traditional fixed route transit. His work has been featured at several conferences and The Atlantic’s CityLab.

ENGINEERING

Economics & Public Policy

TRANSPORTATION

Arcadis is the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets in over 70 countries.

HR&A Advisors is an industry-leading public policy, real estate, and economic development consulting firm. From Brooklyn to London, Cincinnati to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients to transform real estate, economic development, and transportation concepts into actionable plans and job-producing, community-strengthening assets.

Sam Schwartz is a leading transportation planning and engineering firm known for its ability to solve highly complex transportation challenges for government, private sector, not-for-profit and community clients all over the world.

Peter Glus

Eric Rothman

Joe Iacobucci

Peter Glus is an Arcadis Senior Vice President and the Arcadis City Executive for NYC, coordinating the firm’s business locally as well as connecting it to large cities in the US and around the world. Mr. Glus is an expert in solving complex problems using big urban data and is leading the firm’s urban analytical efforts in the fields of transportation, resiliency and solid waste. He also helps large cities and urban clients focus on integrating measurable sustainability into their operations and capital planning. Mr. Glus is a nationally-recognized leader in resiliency planning and design, and during his 25 year engineering career he has led the management and design of more than $7 billion in capital projects for government and private clients across the transportation, water, power,
solid waste, and wastewater sectors.
Eric Rothman, President of HR&A Advisors, is a nationally-recognized expert in transportation policy, transit oriented development, and economic development. He is a trusted advisor for cities, transit agencies, and real estate developers on transportation – including emerging technologies – and its impact on the economic, social, and physical health of cities. Eric has advised on major initiatives ranging from PlaNYC and MoveNY to the National Resource Network and the redevelopment of major rail hubs in D.C., Philadelphia, and St. Paul. Previously, Eric served as the Head of Business Planning at Transport for London and directed the planning process for $7.5 billion of investments in London’s transportation network. Eric serves as the Board Chair of the Design Trust for Public Space and is a Vice Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Public-Private Partnerships Council.
Joe Iacobucci is the Shared Mobility Practice Leader and Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz. He is a nationally-recognized leader in the shared mobility field, currently responsible for managing several major projects, including a national study for Transit Center, the first region-wide study for shared mobility for Seattle and King County, the technical work for the National Academies, and a quantitative analysis. Key to his approach on shared mobility analysis, is his intuitive grasp of mass transit, mobility, access, market optimization, and transportation technology which has led to success in advising clients on integrating shared mobility with traditional fixed route transit. His work has been featured at several conferences and The Atlantic’s CityLab.

EVENTS

Past Events

2018 RPA Assembly: The Future of Suburban and Outer Borough Mobility | New York City, Apr 2018

American Planning Association: Cities, Public Space, and Autonomous Vehicles + What Color is Your Horse ? | New Orleans, Apr 2018

National Shared Mobility Summit: New Models for Public & Private Investments in Shared Mobility | Chicago, Mar 2018

New Jersey Redevelopment Forum: EVs, AVs, and the Future of Urban Growth and Redevelopment | New Brunswick, Mar 2018

American Institute of Architect NY: Anticipating the Driverless City | New York City, Dec 2017

Transpogroup: Autonomous Vehicle Policy Framework Summit | Los Angeles, Dec 2017

LA CoMotion: Backseat Driver: The Promise of our Autonomous Future | Los Angeles, Nov 2017

NYU Schack Institute Urban Lab: The Driverless City | New York City, Oct 2017

LAEDC: E4 Mobility Alliance | Los Angeles, Sep 2017

USDOT and MCMM: Exploring New Institutional And Governance Models For Integrated Mobility Workshop | Atlanta, Aug 2017

Urban Mobility Summit: National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility | Pittsburgh, May 2017

UIC Speaker Series: Exploring Urban Mobility: Navigating the Road Ahead | Chicago, 2017

Transit Center: Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders | New York City, Mar 2017

CONTACT

Peter Glus
Senior Vice President + City Executive, Arcadis
Joe Iacobbuci
Shared Mobility Practice Leader & Dir. of Transit, Sam Schwartz