Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 180 - Lisbon

Topics in Episode 180:

  • We learn about the pedestrian accessibility plan for Lisbon, Portugal.

  • We talk with a consultant about planning for pedestrians.

  • We look at trams and trains around Lisbon.

Polished cobblestones in Lisbon

Cobblestone sidewalks reflect the light in Lisbon, Portugal. Sidewalks in Lisbon are frequently made of white and black cobblestones set in artistic patterns. While aesthetically pleasing, the stones get polished by repeated footsteps, and are very smooth. The stones can be slippery even when dry, and are dangerous when wet. The steep hills in Lisbon compound the danger.