Rosabeth Moss Kanter On Fixing Our Commutes

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Traffic on Storrow Drive. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Traffic on Storrow Drive. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

A new WBUR poll finds that most of us have a less than a 30-minute commute each way. The poll also shows that one in eight Greater Bostonians considered changing jobs to improve their commute.

So, what's traffic really like in Boston?

We dive into the data with Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School and author of the 2015 book,  "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead."


Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School. She tweets @RosabethKanter.


WBUR: Boston-Area Residents Say Traffic Is Getting Worse, But MBTA May Be A Solution

  • "Fifty-seven percent say it’s gotten worse in the last five years. You could point to the rebounding economy, but whatever the reason, almost 2 in 5 residents say traffic has caused them to be late for work. And 14 percent say they’ve considered leaving the area to get away from the traffic."

Brookings Institution: The Growing Distance Between People And Jobs In Metropolitan America

  • "Proximity to employment can influence a range of economic and social outcomes, from local fiscal health to the employment prospects of residents, particularly low-income and minority workers. An analysis of private-sector employment and demographic data at the census tract level reveals that."

United States Census: Census Explorer Commuting Edition

This segment aired on April 25, 2016.


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