The pandemic, climate change, and mass transit planning all come together to allow new ideas about the future. A recent opinion piece in Commonwealth Magazine proposes that the City of Boston turn Storrow Drive into a clean energy mobility corridor. In many ways, doing so would cut the Gordian Knot of Boston traffic. We talk to the author, and find out why this is the moment to act.
The reading list:
- Phillips' op/ed piece in Commonwealth Magazine
- Wikipedia on Storrow Drive
- Boston Globe, May 2020 piece on the Allston interchange
- Mayor Wu's steps to 'free' mass transit
- Baker pulls out of TCI
- Paris bans cars
- SIx cities that removed freeways
- Universal Hub commentary on Storrow
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.