Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 162

Topics in Episode 162:

  • We learn about the Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Project in Columbia, Missouri.

  • Sidewalk maintenance has been neglected in Columbia.

  • We talk with a wheelchair user in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

  • We look at a wide intersection in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • We meet a bicycle advocate in Moline, Illinois.

Broken sidewalk

The poor condition of sidewalks is a problem in Columbia, Missouri. After decades of neglect, many sidewalks are badly cracked and deteriorated. This is a problem for all pedestrians, but creates a particular burden for pedestrians with disabilities. A program of routine inspection and maintenance is needed to prevent conditions from getting this bad.