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Parking demand in the autonomous vehicles era

23 August 2017

Steer Davies Gleave and KPMG have teamed up for this three-part series that seeks to better understand the potential impacts of AVs on parking demand, location, operation, and revenues. This series includes an in-depth review of potential outcomes, timings, and alternative futures. You can read the first article here.

Reclaiming space in the autonomous vehicle era

11 May 2017

The mass adoption of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) — often called automated, self-driving, or driverless vehicles — could radically change the way we travel and have a significant influence on the evolution of the urban and non-urban landscape. Without the need for human supervision or operation, every person will be a passenger, and cars will be able to drive with no occupants at all. This will give drivers more leisure time, widen mobility to citizens currently unable to drive, and improve road safety.

Steer Davies Gleave hosts its first Movement Matters seminar in LA focused on intelligent mobility

08 February 2017

On Tuesday, January 24 2017, Steer Davies Gleave hosted its first Movement Matters event in Los Angeles. The event took place at The Standard Downtown LA, where an excellent turnout of attendees including a select panel of experts participated in a lively discussion regarding the future of intelligent mobility. 

UX: the next big thing for transit?

05 January 2017

Los Angeles is on the cusp of change. With new infrastructure projects in the pipeline, what could the city's transit agencies learn from user experience (UX) research?

In 2016, Los Angeles opened a new rail line to the beach, extended the Gold Line light rail system and introduced bikeshare to five of its cities. The future looks positive, with Measure M (a recently approved half-cent sales tax) set to fund a number of large-scale rail and road projects over the next fifty years. 

Making fares make sense

13 July 2016

Smart card and mobile payment technologies have led many transit agencies to adapt their fare policies and strategies. New technology allows for new ways to set, calculate and pay fares, creating opportunities to align fare strategy with both broader policy goals and customer needs. 

Developing new fare strategies can be politically and technically complex, as transit fare strategy shapes the price travelers pay, which in turn impacts ridership, revenue and financial sustainability.

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