Virginia Insight
4:05 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Taking to the Streets

  • Cultural Historian Peter Norton Looks to the Future of our Roads

What opportunities do you see in city streets?

How about feeding a parking meter... then laying down a blanket and having a picnic?

Or getting rid of all traffic lights, signs, and line markings... then turning a roadway into a public park with cars included?

Researcher Peter Norton says there is a worldwide revolution underway in how people are using streets and roads.  He has agreed to tell us about it.

Guest:
Peter D. Norton, PhD
- Cultural Historian.  Author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press, 2011).  Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia.

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