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Transport: How Can I be a Good Citizen of the World?

13 February 2021 Book tickets

Free to view online, booking essential, 11:30am
Recommended for age 14+  

We live on a big planet and we are a social species.  But until relatively recently, the only way to have a conversation with anyone outside our own home was to move to their location – on foot, by bike, by car, on horseback, bullet train or pogo stick.  Travel is world-changing, allowing us to benefit from large, shared facilities like hospitals and concert halls, and to see friends and family in distant countries.  

But our transport system was never designed for today’s world, and it’s often inefficient, polluting and time-consuming.  It’s a patchwork of partial solutions from different times in history.  It’s almost certain that we’ll travel differently in the future, but should we also travel less?  In this event we’ll look at how we got here, what we should do next, and which vehicles are really going to carry us into the future.

This is the first part of our series of online talks curated by Physicist Helen Czerski, looking at food, transport and equality in the context of climate change.
Part of Manchester Science Festival.

Find out more and book now: https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/manchester-science-festival/whats-on/transport-good-citizen
 
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