In episode 4 of Climate Check, host Eva Dean chats with Vanessa Barrios about what it will take to make transportation carbon neutral. Barrios talks about car culture, the role of racism in transportation, and the impact of local climate policies on people who migrated to New York out of necessity. She speaks eloquently about the need for systemic change to achieve climate justice and emphasizes the need to vote and hold our representatives accountable to make subway and public transportation systems safe, affordable, and reliable as well as to pass congestion pricing.
Vanessa Barrios an urban planner at the Regional Plan Association. She spearheads the Healthy Regions Planning Exchange, a peer-to-peer network of planners, practitioners, and advocates from 11 regions across the country who work on health and equity in planning.