Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 73

Topics in Episode 73:

  • Injury Prevention SA and pedestrian fatalities in Adelaide, South Australia.

  • The pedestrian advocacy group, Walksafe SA, in Adelaide.

  • A ring road and other obstacles to pedestrians come between a community and nearby parkland in Adelaide.

  • Planners had to accommodate 400,000 pedestrians each day for the Sydney Olympics.

  • Recreational walkers have a choice of walking groups in Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Photo - A roundabout with a poor design for pedestrians.
This roundabout in Adelaide, South Australia, is a black spot for vehicle crashes.

Multiple lanes, high speed design, and high volumes of traffic combine to make it unsafe. But as Injury Prevention SA points out, the crash statistics underestimate the danger for pedestrians. Because it is so unfriendly, most pedestrians avoid the roundabout.