Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 85

Topics in Episode 85:

  • The 4th international Walk21 Conference on Walking in the 21st Century is held in Portland, OR.

  • The Third National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates also is held in Portland.

  • The Vancouver International Discovery Walk Festival takes place across the Columbia River in Washington.

  • Portland celebrates the 100th anniversary of their Olmsted plan.

  • Olmsted's vision of a 40 mile loop trail is finally being realized in Portland.

  • A neighborhood group works on local trail connections in Southwest Portland.

  • A suburban sports arena moves to downtown Washington, DC.

 

Photo - Participants in the  Vancouver International Discovery Walk Festival

Walkers from around the world participate in the Vancouver International Discovery Walk Festival. The three day festival features walks from 5 km to marathon length, as well as bicycle and swimming events. It is the second largest draw for tourists in southern Washington.