Photo Essay

Transportation Systems and Social Change

The modes of transportation for goods and people vary around the world, often reflecting the level of development of the region or country. Sometimes, technological progress has high costs, including pollution. 


Questions to Consider:

  1. How can modes of transportation influence a society a) environmentally, b) socially, and c) economically?

  2. What mode of transportation is dominant in your local area? Why? What are some of the environmental, social, and economic consequences that result?

  3. With what mode of transportation are you most comfortable? Why?

  4. Has this exercise influenced your opinion of what mode is best? Why or why not?