Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 122

Topics in Episode 122:

  • We learn about the Upper Valley Trails Alliance in Norwich, VT.

  • We look at the problem with wide one-way streets in Lansing, MI.

  • We visit the Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing.

  • We learn about the Moving Our Community Towards Health coalition in Lansing.

     

Lansing street

Wide one-way streets dominate Lansing, Michigan. The large crossing distances and fast traffic discourage pedestrian activity. Neighborhoods bisected by such streets lose their cohesiveness. Commercial activity along such streets shifts from a local pedestrian character to an auto-centric strip mall character.