Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 90

Topics in Episode 90:

  • The Washington (DC) Metropolitan Transit Authority launches its "Metro is Accessible" project.

  • The South Carolina Transportation Commission has a new ped and bike policy.

  • The Center for Transit Oriented Development goes back to the future.

  • A new study looks at the health effects of sprawl.

  • The America Bikes Coalition works to get fair treatment for peds and bikes in federal policies.

Change in surface textures near the Metro subway platform edge.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has launched a new program to reach out to people with disabilities. They hope to enable more people with disabilities to use the fixed route transit system rather than paratransit services. A number of changes have been made to the Metro
system to make it more friendly to passengers with disabilities. Among them, a strip of "truncated domes" warns blind passengers that they are near the subway platform edge.