The National League of Cities recently released their report, City of the Future: Technology and Mobility, which focuses on how transportation will change with coming technological disruptions. One of the most glaring results to come from this report is that the majority of cities have not taken into account the effect that driverless cars will have on streets and road networks.
This is a focus that must come to the forefront sooner rather than later:
"Our collective thoughts on the future of transportation have moved from Deloreans to driverless cars in what seems like the blink of an eye," said Brooks Rainwater, director, NLC Center for City Solutions and Applied Research. "With the mobility environment rapidly changing, cities are central and leading the effort toward better, more seamless and equitable transportation systems."