City may be first to adjust zoning laws for driverless vehicles

City may be first to adjust zoning laws for driverless vehicles

The city of Chandler, Arizona is preparing for autonomous vehicles’ impact on parking by allowing developers to provide less parking if they provide accommodations for ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles.

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“There are currently 263 million non-autonomous cars on the road and roughly 2 billion parking spaces in the United States.”

“Autonomous vehicles likely will reduce the need for parking spaces and increase the demand for drop-off zones.”

Downtown areas typically require more parking than necessary for their use or occupancy, for example a 300 square foot apartment could be required to have two parking spots (324 square feet), meaning the cars are taking up more space than the resident.

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