Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 46

Topics in Episode 46:

  • Problems for pedestrians in Thorndale, Pennsylvania.

  • The American Institute of Architects meets in Philadelphia

  • A traffic engineer discusses pedestrian facilities in Philadelphia.

  • Building pedestrian crash test dummies in Boonesboro, Maryland.

  • The National Youth Bike summit in Washington,D.C.

  • Walking home from the commuter rail station in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

  • The school system does more to protect its buildings than its students in Bethesda, Maryland.

Photo - concrete barriers by sidewalk

Concrete barriers protect temporary classroom buildings at Pyle Middle School from wayward cars on Wilson Lane in Bethesda, Maryland. The placement of the barriers squeezes students onto a narrow sidewalk next to the busy street. The barriers could have been placed at the curb, thereby protecting both the students and the buildings. Or they could have been placed back from the edge of the sidewalk, giving groups of students spilling off the sidewalk someplace to go other than into the street.