Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 137

Topics in Episode 137:

  • We travel to the University of California - Davis to learn what makes people walk.

  • We see how a walkability assessment can spark community action.

  • We find out what surfaces work best for crutch and wheelchair users: Sacramento, CA.

     

cobblestone street

Cobblestones are a bad surface for sidewalks and crosswalks. They create a great deal of vibration for wheelchair users, babies in strollers, and wheeled luggage. They are a tripping hazard, particularly for the elderly. Cobblestones also create problems for crutch users.