Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 89 Closed Captions

Topics in Episode 89:

  • A preview of the 2004 National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates in Silver Spring, MD.

  • The National Safe Kids Coalition works to keep young pedestrians safe.

  • A new study by the EPA finds that walkable schools create less auto air pollution.

  • The League of American Bicyclists prepares for The National Bike Summit in Washington, DC.

Traffic near a school crossing.

A new study by the Environmental Protection Agency compared the air pollution associated with schools on the suburban fringe with that of schools within neighborhoods. On the fringe, more students are driven, and average driving distances are longer. As a result, "sprawl" schools create twice as much air pollution per student as neighborhood schools.