Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 84

Topics in Episode 84:

  • An experimental self-cleaning restroom is planned for the Huntington Metro Station in Fairfax County, Virginia.

  • A discussion with the president of Walk-Bike Nashville.

  • The Virginia Bicycle Federation would like to see policy changes by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

  • The Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces policy changes to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists at the Bike-Walk Virginia conference in Portsmouth.

Photo - dirt path worn by pedestrian traffic along a busy road with no sidewalks.

Route 29 in Fairfax County, Virginia, has no sidewalk or bike lane in many places. Here, pedestrians have worn a path trying to go from a townhouse development to the nearby shopping center. The Virginia Bicycle Federation has lobbied for "routine accommodation" for bicyclists and pedestrians when roads like this are built. Virginia Secretary of Transportation Whitt Clement recently announced policy changes that would include "routine accommodation" in future road projects.