In the coming year, we'll test our principles — and the designs and technologies that enable them — through real-life prototypes in the United States, always seeking feedback from experts and communities.
The goal of these prototypes will be to gauge how drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists react to these designs and, in particular, the dynamic elements.
Over the course of 2018, Sidewalk Labs hosted a series of co-design sessions, events, and workshops in order to engage with the accessibility community and co-create our accessibility principles with them. We remain committed to these principles, which will evolve as we receive more feedback, and we will continue to work with the accessibility community to ensure our street designs work for all people with lived experience of disability.
We’ll have a better understanding of how dynamic pavement, bicycle LEDs, and sensor hardware work — and begin to test operational, maintenance, and life-cycle costs.
We’ll bring these elements together in order to test for safety, operability, and throughput.
Most importantly, we’d like to hear from you — the mobility engineers, planners, advocates, providers, disrupters, and enthusiasts. Let us know what you think, and help us drive towards the next version of these designs.