Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #290
ORDER ADOPTED
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is request to confer with the City of Boston to include Cambridge in the autonomous vehicle initiative as a partner.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, NMSponsors:Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City of Boston and Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, announced the launch of a new program to explore autonomous vehicle technologies within the City of Boston; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

This collaboration will result in policy recommendations and the on-street testing of autonomous vehicles, in order to set long term sustainability goals for the City of Boston; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Autonomous vehicles, when shared, have the ability to reduce the number of vehicles on the road by 60-70%, resulting in a lower environmental impact and reducing the strain on municipal infrastructure, not to mention a very different economic and transit outlook for cities; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

It is projected that autonomous vehicles can reduce road fatalities by up to 90%; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

By collaborating with the City of Boston on this program, the City of Cambridge could further its own transit planning regional cooperation efforts; therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

The City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the City of Boston to include Cambridge in the initiative as a partner; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter.

 

Meeting History

Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED