Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 59

Topics in Episode 59:

  • A new safety device for transit buses.
  • Governor Vilsack walks across Iowa.
  • The Fifth Annual Native American Lifesavers Conference in Bismarck, ND.
  • Pedestrians form 25 percent of traffic fatalities in Indian Country.
  • Bike-Walk Virginia meets in Charlottesville, VA.
  • An old pedestrian mall is seeing new life in Charlottesville, VA.
  • The League of American Bicyclists hosts a legislative summit in Washington, DC.
  • The Thunderhead Alliance promotes local bicycle advocacy.

     

A Safety Device for Transit Buses

Safety for Transit Buses.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has installed new safety devices on all its buses. The device fits in front of the right rear tires. It pushes pedestrians who fall under the bus over to one side to keep them from getting run over by the rear tires.