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Toronto aims to be ready for automated vehicles by 2022

Toronto aims to be ready for automated vehicles by 2022

by Steve Randall30 Oct 2019

Toronto has taken a key step in adapting to demands of modern living by approving a plan to make the city ready for automated vehicles.

The City Council approved the Automated Vehicles (AV) Tactical Plan and Readiness 2022 report Tuesday, which paves the way for the city to be “AV Ready” by 2022.

Although it will be a few years before fully automated vehicles are on our streets, partial AVs are already being used and the city says that AVs have the potential to reshape Toronto’s transport system.

The report highlights potential benefits of AV usage, including more efficient transportation of goods and people, and a future transportation system that will boost social mobility, health, the environment, and the city’s livability.

"By taking proactive steps today to prepare for fully automated technology, Toronto is preparing for the future,” said Mayor John Tory. “I'm confident that the comprehensive plan adopted today – the first of its kind by a North American city – will ensure we are ready to embrace the benefits of this emerging technology while preparing to confront the challenges that such an innovation will bring."

Transit, real estate plans approved
The City also voted Tuesday to move forward with transit expansion with the Government of Ontario.

This will advance the Ontario Line, a three-stop Line 2 East Extension further into Scarborough, the Eglinton West LRT, and the Yonge North Subway Extension.

And it will proceed with plans to reduce its own real estate footprint, with the ModernTO plan.

"The ModernTO plan for the City's office space makes common sense and financial sense,” said Mayor Tory. “I am proud to have led City Council in bringing this plan forward so that we can reduce our office locations from 52 to 20 and generate $750 million in savings over the next 25 years. This plan will lead to better service delivery, efficiencies in how we work, revitalized civic centres and Metro Hall, more jobs located in Scarborough and Etobicoke, and city-building opportunities at the locations we will no longer require."

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