Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 75

Topics in Episode 75:

  • Phillywalks on sidewalks as centers of activity in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Bicycles and Segway scooters belong in bike lanes, not on sidewalks.

  • The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is studying pedestrian access to commuter train stations near Philadelphia
  • The ability to travel on their own is crucial to the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation puts in obstacles instead of sidewalks in York, PA.

Photo - A No Pedestrian Crossing sign by a train station.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is studying pedestrian access to commuter train stations near Philadelphia

Passengers walking to the Secane Station near Philadelphia confront this sign prohibiting pedestrians at the adjacent intersection. A study of pedestrian access to the station identified numerous barriers, such as missing sidewalks and missing crosswalks.