Speakers – June 13, 3-5 p.m.
- Professor Paul Hess, “Pedestrians and Street Design in the Age of Automated Vehicles: A Review”
- Professor Shauna Brail, “Regulating Ride-Hailing in Canadian Cities”
At the start of 2016, ride-hailing was not a regulated form of ground transportation in any Canadian municipality. At mid-2019, however, more than two-thirds of Canada’s 30 largest municipalities have introduced ride-hailing regulations and another four are expected to do so by the end of the year. This presentation will address the rollout of regulations and policy to date, consider the challenges for municipalities and existing forms of ground transportation in incorporating ride-hailing, and highlight potential opportunities and disadvantages associated with the growth of ride-hailing in Canadian cities.
Presented in collaboration with School of Cities.