How do the ways we get around intersect (har!) with ethics, politics, and equality? How does something as seemingly banal as transportation impact major issues like poverty, climate, development, and security? Why are transportation systems often the focal point of protests and activism?
In this episode, I discuss these issues with Mark Norman, a transportation engineer who has spent decades looking at how the choices we make about how we get around, individually and collectively, impact people, policy, and communities. We also talk about Mark’s voluntary work helping people in difficult situations find jobs in the DC area.
Highways that bulldozed black neighborhoods
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck