The future of transportation is ... not cars, not even autonomous ones

Gary S. Vasilash
The future of transportation is ... not cars, not even autonomous ones

According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO, with membership of 25 big U.S. cities and 41 affiliate cities), “During the early twentieth century, cities embarked on large-scale modernization projects to accommodate cars, reshaping their streets and public spaces. The NACTO report sees a bleak future: “If AV technologies focus on private cars and single occupancy vehicles, they will increase congestion and traffic fatalities, exacerbate economic and racial inequalities, and leave us even less equipped to mitigate the impacts of climate change.