Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 53

Topics in Episode 53:

  • Keeping sidewalks open for pedestrians during construction in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • The role of the Planning Commission in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • An innovative intersection where a bicycle route crosses a major street in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Training activists to speak on pedestrian issues in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Walking six miles to the bus stop after cuts in transit service in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • The Trails and Greenways coalition in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Absurdly wide streets in Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

Photo - Keeping sidewalks open for pedestrians during construction in Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix, Arizona, requires contractors to keep the right of way open to pedestrians during construction. On this project, barriers block off the right lane of traffic for pedestrians to use while the sidewalk is torn up.