It is becoming apparent that the widespread diffusion of autonomous vehicles and other innovative mobility technologies is going to take longer than champions have promised. The current hiatus provides an opportunity to reassess options and consider alternatives that have been relegated to the sidelines by the recent rush to embrace smart-city visions unlikely to enhance capabilities for human flourishing in a carbon-constrained world. This article considers how we might envisage and create urban futures that are substantially less reliant on automobiles.
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