Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 164

Topics in Episode 164:

  • We talk with a principal about walking to school in Urbana, Illinois.

  • We talk with an engineer about Safe Routes to School.

  • We meet a school crossing guard in Champaign, Illinois.

  • We learn how the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District promotes walking, cycling, and transit.

School crossing guard

A school crossing guard waits outside a school in Champaign, Illinois. Trained adult crossing guards are needed where you have unsignalized crosswalks on busy multi-lane roads that are too challenging for young children on their own. They have to deal with drivers who are often in a hurry, distracted, or simply do not respect the laws regarding school crossings and other crosswalks.