Planning for Tomorrow’s Mobility
Regional Workshop – Potential Impacts on Local Communities
April 5 – Ypsilanti | April 11 – Gaylord | April 12 – Grand Rapids |April 18 – Marquette
Advanced vehicle technologies and new mobility services will have profound impacts on transportation systems and beyond. Communities across Michigan are seeking resources and information regarding the future of transportation.
To help Michigan communities prepare for tomorrow’s mobility, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is conducting a series of regional workshops, with support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
In April, CAR will conduct workshops in four locations across Michigan to share its research on the potential implications, challenges, and benefits of connected and automated vehicle technologies and new mobility services (e.g., carsharing, ridehailing, bikesharing, etc.) for local communities and organizations, and to obtain feedback from workshop participants.
The agenda includes:
New mobility services
- Presentation of potential impacts of new mobility services on road infrastructure, travel demand, and other transportation modes
Connected vehicle technology
- Presentation of potential impacts of connected vehicle technology on road infrastructure, traffic congestion, safety, and transportation systems
Automated vehicle technology
- Presentation of potential impacts of connected vehicle technology on road infrastructure, built environment, and travel behavior
The workshops are organized in four locations, and all four will follow the same format. Dates and locations are:
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Ypsilanti: SPARK East (215 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197), 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Gaylord: Gaylord City Hall (305 E Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735), 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Grand Rapids: Right Place (125 Ottawa Avenue NW, Suite 450, Grand Rapids, MI 49503), 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Marquette: Marquette DDA (203 S Front St #1-B, Marquette, MI 49855), 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: Free. Please register in advance, because each workshop is limited to 35 people. Register to the meeting closest to you by using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/W1nYppw2tTKlXOR82
Further information (parking, access, etc.) will be provided a week before each meeting.
A second series of workshops will be organized in June to help formulate recommendations and identify next steps that communities need to take.