Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 48

Topics in Episode 48:

  • The Federal Highway Administration has a new course to teach pedestrian design to engineering students.

  • The Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago is promoting Location Efficient Mortgages for walkable neighborhoods.

  • The Congress For The New Urbanism meets in Portland, Oregon.

  • Improving pedestrian connections in southwest Portland, Oregon.

  • Missing sidewalks and a wheelchair user in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • The peculiar placement of trash dumpsters in Waco, Texas.

Photo - dumster enclosure blocks sidewalk

The brick enclosure for a trash dumpster was placed directly in the path of the sidewalk along Mary Avenue in Waco, Texas. The fancy brick sidewalk has to detour around the fancy brick enclosure. When the gate is swung open to load the dumpster, it blocks the detoured sidewalk.