BikePGH To Survey Bicyclists, Pedestrians About Interactions With Autonomous Vehicles

Companies are rapidly setting up shop in Pittsburgh to develop and test Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and are using Pittsburgh’s public streets as a testbed. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation and PennDOT officially designated Pittsburgh as a “proving ground” for autonomous vehicle testing in the U.S. This development has opened up very serious questions about the safety of our streets and how our cities and towns are designed. To better understand these issues, BikePGH is conducting a survey of Pittsburghers’ experiences sharing the road with autonomous vehicles while walking and biking. This survey will help inform and guide us as this new technology is tested and deployed. The interests of pedestrians, bicyclists, and people with disabilities need to remain at the forefront as this technology enters our lives.