Updated: Jan 2, 2020
Stakeholders in McLean County should be thinking about the oncoming deployment of autonomous vehicles, the first of which we will likely see within the next five years.
The coming AV revolution offers substantial benefits for the efficiency and safety of vehicular travel. Some benefits include lower accident rates and first and last mile solutions, the latter of which has been a consistent issue for public transit agencies. However, there will also be challenges with AV's such as exacerbating urban sprawl, increasing vehicle miles traveled, and creating social equity issues.
Cities need to prepare for this mobility revolution. Public policy will largely shape how, how soon, and how smoothly these cars deploy into our communities.
Speaker: Carla Bailo, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, MI.
Information Forum 2019
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Location: Chateau Hotel and Conference Center - 1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
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This event is eligible for 2 CM credits!
The community information forum is an annual conference event envisioned by the McLean County Regional Planning Commission in 2005 to highlight awareness of issues that could affect future regional and community planning. Educating the general public, government entities, and businesses about innovations in planning and development practices is important for the future of any region. Each forum addresses a topic and features a speaker who has successfully implemented important planning concepts on the local, regional, or national level.