Self-driving cars will change cities

Zakharenko, R. (2016) Self-driving cars will change cities. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 61, pp. 26-37. (doi: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2016.09.003)

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The effects of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on urban forms are modeled, calibrated, and analyzed. Vehicles are used for commute between peripheral home and central work, and require land for parking. An advantage of AVs is that they can optimize the location of day parking, relieving downtown land for other uses. They also reduce the per-kilometer cost of commute. Increased AV availability increases worker welfare, travel distances, and the city size. Land rents increase in the center but decrease in the periphery. Possible locations of AV daytime parking are analyzed. The effects of AV introduction on traffic and on mass transit coverage are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zakharenko, Dr Roman
Authors: Zakharenko, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:Regional Science and Urban Economics
ISSN (Online):1879-2308
Published Online:15 September 2016

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