Future of Driving Forum

Date: 2016

EcoPlan was contracted by TransLink to facilitate the last in a series of regional planning discussion forums on the Future of Driving – an initiative to explore how a number of emerging social and technological trends may affect the regional mobility in the future. To help participants (primarily regional and municipal planners) explore these changes and their possible impacts to regional objectives, EcoPlan adopted a scenario planning approach to present a set of possible futures that may arrive in the context of these trends. Using the scenario approach, participants were able to explore the implications of these trends on land use and transportation services in a way that accounted for significant uncertainty.  By the end of the full-day workshop, participants could agree on a preferred scenario of the future state of mobility in the region, and prioritized a series of concrete next steps in research, policy considerations, and further planning initiatives.