Topics in Episode 114:
We look at the role of walking in evacuating New York on 9-11.
Walking also played a key role during the 2003 blackout.
We talk with an evacuation planner in Albany.
We look at obstacles to evacuation in the Washington DC region.
Pedestrian access to bridges was crucial during the evacuations on 9-11 and during the 2003 blackout. How would pedestrians fare if they had to go between the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, in an emergency? The American Legion Memorial Bridge is the only connection between Montgomery County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA. It has no provisions whatsoever for pedestrians or bicyclists.