Remember When Cars Were a Thing?
We can make transportation more affordable and reduce carbon emissions. USF professors Billy Riggs and Stephen Zavestoski, experts in smart transportation and urban sustainability, walk us through the transformation of transportation.
- The future commute includes a monorail above city streets, which are open for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Cities like San Francisco could convert temporary slow streets into permanent slow streets, closing them to cars. Streets should be for people — the street becomes the playground.
- Walking and cycling are going to be predominant forms of transportation in our cities for the next 30 years.
- Aerial electric taxis — like a drone, but able to transport people — will replace taxis and non-autonomous ridesharing vehicles.
- Imagine commuting by autonomous Muni bus or ride-share auto — a small, lightweight electric vehicle akin to a robot. This vehicle, instead of diesel trucks, will deliver all of our brown boxes.