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Congestion, Curbs & Collaboration: Gearing Up for Automated Vehicles in Toronto

February 5, 2019

Every day brings news of how automated vehicle technology is advancing, through new developments, pilot projects, and limited deployments. Automation isn’t just happening with passenger cars, but with service vehicles and the movement of goods between and within urban environments. The City of Toronto has been gearing up to prepare for automation, looking across all municipal functions to anticipate opportunities and challenges, and harness the potential to advance the City’s broad goals. This webinar walked through the City’s strategic planning process, public engagement, and early proposals for preparing for automated vehicles.


Ryan Lanyon, City of Toronto

Ryan Lanyon has been working in urban transportation for 20 years, in the areas of policy development, demand management, operations and administration. He is the Chair of the Automated Vehicles Interdivisional Working Group for the City of Toronto. He also serves as the Manager of the City’s street furniture program, a $900 million public-private partnership with Astral Out-of-Home to install and maintain 25,000 transit shelters, litter bins, benches and other elements.

Ryan has an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree focused on Urban Studies from Carleton University, a certificate in Marketing from Algonquin College, and a master’s degree in Sustainable Business Leadership from Lund University in Sweden.

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