Davius' opinion of bicycles
Why emphasize CAV-System Accessibility?
A traveler might or might not be close to a CAV-System. Accessibility will depend on how a traveler moves from his point of origin to a CAV-System entry point (“the first mile”) and from a system exit point to his destination (“the last mile”). This First Mile / Last Mile problem confronts any geographically bounded mass-transit system [Gibson, A. 2016].
If and when CAV Systems become a preferred mode of surface transport, a commuter might want to arrange the majority of his trips on CAV Systems.
A measure of accessibility
One measure of commuter access would be the percentage of any trip done on a CAV System. A higher percentage would indicate better access for that commuter.
Achieving CAV-System accessibility
One approach to implementing CAV-System accessibility will be through Level-3-automated vehicles [Blain, L. 2017] which operate in CAV mode while on a CAVWAY and in human-driver mode otherwise. Autopilot™ shows that this approach is feasible [Templeton, B. 2020]. A second approach will be to extend CAVWAYs into new areas. Acquiring right-of-way can be costly but might be cost-effective for TaaS-Providers who could offer travelers options (e.g., a shuttle with a driver) to travel to a CAV System access point or to reach a final destination.
I have been asked about Davius' view of bicycles; we have never discussed the matter. However, it might be relevant to note that there is no apparent barrier to designing CAVs with the capacity to carry both bicycle riders and their bicycles. This would provide a possible solution to the First Mile / Last Mile problem for cyclists.