Arizona May Have The First City To Adjust Zoning Laws For Self-Driving Vehicles

In late 2017, Waymo announced they would be unleashing self-driving vehicles on the road in Chandler, Arizona. Now, while officials are still working on how to prepare for vehicles on the road, the Chandler City Council is addressing for the impact self-driving vehicles will have on parking. The ordinance, which chief city planner David de la Torre believes to be the first in the country, will allow developers to use less space for parking and more space for buildings if they meet certain accommodations for self-driving vehicles. De la Torre highlighted several examinations on future zoning regulations, as autonomous vehicles should decrease the need for parking areas and increase the demand for pickup/drop-off areas.

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