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Missoula inching forward with tools to manage design standards, guidelines

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November 11, 2017View for printing

The city of Missoula expects to have a set of tools to guide design elements of new construction next spring, with a focus on major corridors and the downtown district.

By Martin Kidston ... -standards/

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"95% of U.S. car miles will be traveled in self-driving, electric, shared vehicles by 2030."

How is Missoula preparing for the inevitable exceptional opportunities that will come to the built environment with the tsunami of autonomous travel?

Things that will change:

Many fewer vehicles

Retail will be done online and automatically - visiting a store will be either for entertainment or product comparison. This includes the many many hours we spend each year grocery shopping.

Traffic lights, stop signs, parking, 4 lane roads, traffic cops, parking meters... the list goes on and on but the main one for the design discussion will be the removal of our focus on carcatecture with buildings and traffic corridors based on individually driven cars.

Our opportunities are only limited by our ability to creatively think about what the future of Missoula will look like.

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