by James Thornton Harris
Author Tom Standage discusses his history of personal transportation, the future of private automobile ownership, and the power of technology as a driver of history.
SOURCE: National History Center and Woodrow Wilson Center
Mia Bay's new book "places the right to unrestricted mobility at the center of the twentieth-century black freedom struggle." She addresses the Washington History Seminar on Monday, September 20 at 4:00 EDT.
SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
Long before the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 mandated curb cuts at all street corners, 30 years ago this summer, disabled people had pointed to the design of the street as a key locus of their political rights — the sidewalk that stands for being in public space, and therefore in the public sphere.
SOURCE: The Metropole
by Genevieve Carpio
History should challenge us to think about transportation not only in terms of moving people, but of distributing the costs and benefits of mobility equitably.
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