Explain the three disproportionate transportation-related burdens presented in lecture and briefly describe a real-life example that illustrates each of these burdens discussed in class. Burden # 1: Disproportionate Facility Siting This occurs when poor and minority communities are targeted to host various transportation facilities such as highways more than higher income communities. An example of this is the construction of the cypress freeway in West Oakland which was designed to go right through the middle of a 100 year old poor community just to save one minute of commute time. Burden # 2: Disproportionate Environmental Impacts This occurs when low-income communities suffer disproportionately from the negative repercussions of transportation. Some examples of this are air and noise pollution, barrier effects and runoff from water. The people who live in the communities near these facilities generally are forced to deal with the negative externalities because they cannot afford to move locations. A real
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