Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 148

Topics in Episode 148:

  • A judge discusses the Share The Road Safety Class in Portland, Oregon.

  • We learn about the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition.

  • We look at a festival street in Portland's Chinatown.

     

festival street

Performers take the stage on a festival street in Portland, Oregon. Two streets in Chinatown, Davis and Flanders, were transformed with special pavement, granite plinth entrance features, and an absence of curbs. Most of the time they serve as calm local streets, but they can be closed to automobiles and then serve as a large level area for special events. In a neighborhood with little public space set aside for parks, the public space of the streets can serve multiple functions.