We are pleased to launch our global Call for Evidence (CfE) as part of our Regional Studies Association Policy Expo.
With technological advances and regulatory changes paving the way for the potential widespread introduction of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AVs) into the built environment, there are new challenges and opportunities being faced by national, regional and local policy makers. Concerns around issues such as safety, urban design, and supporting infrastructure, alongside a long transitional period, further problematise this issue.
At the same time, efforts are being made to pursue policies aimed at decarbonising cities, promoting public health and liveability, balancing economic growth and social inclusion, and increasing levels of walking and cycling. This introduces further potential tensions in the policy and infrastructure landscape of cities. The Covid-19 pandemic has further complicated these challenges as policy makers seek to accommodate social distancing requirements within transit systems and the built environment.
Call for Evidence – we’d love to hear from you!
We are keen to hear from academics, policymakers, the private sector, government organisations, NGOs, or pressure groups who may have evidence relating to this topic and the questions this Policy Expo is concerned with. This includes the practical accommodation of such vehicles; the implications on existing and future policy agendas; and what best practice solutions might look like for cities balancing competing and potentially conflicting demands on their built environment. More detailed information on these questions can be found on the dedicated webpage: https://policyexpo.net/cav-policy-expo/call/.
We welcome both short form submissions (submitted via this online form) where you can respond directly to a small number of questions, or longer responses to the Call submitted directly to the team. Full information on the Call, and how to submit, can be accessed on the dedicated webpage.
Please circulate this to anyone you feel would be interested in engaging with the work – thank you!
Deadline Extended: The Call will now close on the 14 May 2021.
More information on the Policy Expo can be found at https://policyexpo.net. The project team is comprised of colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Arup, UK; and the University of Oregon, US.