Alex Roy is a race driver, blogger and investor, and he’s arguing we need to stop looking at transport as its components (buses, scooters, cars, bikes), and rather as a network of travel which affects social mobility and long-term life outcomes. He focuses the text around AVs.
Volvo released new designs for their concept AV, and well, they look cozy. Thoughts on how more comfortable cars may induce VMT have circulated the internet since the mock-ups were released (see Opinion section below).
The Knight Foundation has announced a $5.25 million program to study last-mile self-driving schemes. The program will “develop community-driven roadmaps for self-driving deployments in five U.S. cities”.
This weekly newsletter on AVs and Urbanism is curated weekly by Sarah Barnes, a transport nerd based in London, UK.
The newsletter encourages new conversations about AVs, which focus on people, equity, design and the cities we want to (and need to) be building for the future. This newsletter grew out of previous research and is a pet project I lovingly create for fun.