Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 80

Topics in Episode 80:

  • The remote location proposed for a new school sparked controversy in Sylacauga, Alabama.
  • A neighborhood that depends on walking needs to have schools and other destinations nearby in Sylacauga.

  • Alabama Safe Kids works to prevent injuries to children.

  • The highway safety director for the regional planning commission in Birmingham, Alabama, works to prevent injuries to pedestrians of all ages.

  • A pediatrician in Birmingham discusses the importance of physical activity and good nutrition to children.

Photo - Remote location proposed for school.

The remote location proposed for a new school sparked controversy in Sylacauga, Alabama.

The proposed site for a new school in Sylacauga, Alabama, was located out on a highway miles away from the students it would serve. Every student would have to be driven to the school and to after school activities. Concerned citizens proposed an alternative site near downtown Sylacauga, where most students could have walked to school and to all the public facilities concentrated in the downtown area. The school board failed to see the benefit of students walking, and rejected the downtown site.