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'Driverless cars will free up land as parking demand falls’

Deniz Huseyin
21 March 2016
Rachel Skinner: `15-20%, or more, land-take that is currently used for on and off-street parking in our urban centres could be released and redeveloped for other uses`
Rachel Skinner: `15-20%, or more, land-take that is currently used for on and off-street parking in our urban centres could be released and redeveloped for other uses`

 

The transition to autonomous vehicles in urban areas will mean fewer parking spaces are needed, freeing up “huge tracts of land” for other uses, according to Rachel Skinner, a director at consultant WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Speaking at the London Infrastructure Summit last week, she told delegates: “If we reach the point where autonomous vehicles are available for shared use in a particular location, there will be no direct parking demand at the trip origin or...

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