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Boston to Launch Program Exploring Use of Self-Driving Cars

The program is part of Go Boston 2030



    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016)

    The City of Boston is launching a new program to explore the use of self-driving cars.

    The program is part of Go Boston 2030, an initiative to put the city's transportation system into the future.

    Raymond Nem, a Boston resident, said he isn't for the new idea.

    "I think it's a no go," said Nem. "I actually had nightmares of just driving cars alone in general and I think it's scary."

    Go Boston 2030 has a goal of making transportation more equitable.

    Josh Leiberman said he doesn't think self-driving cars will be any worse than drivers on the road now.

    "They're probably not any more dangerous to bikers than driver driven cars in Boston," said Leiberman. "It also expands the transportation choices and that's always good."

    Karen Russell who bikes and drives said Massachusetts drivers are "the worst in the country."

    When asked if she feels safer in her car or on her bike she laughed hysterically and said "neither," but offered some advice.

    "To see people driver I really wonder how they got their driver's license," said Russell. "We really need to pay more attention."

    For more information on Go Boston 2030 you can visit their website.

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