Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 93

Topics in Episode 93:

  • Crosswalk improvements are planned in Salem, Oregon.

  • The NIEHS conference on Obesity and the Built Environment meets in Washington, DC.

  • The American Planning Association meets in Washington, DC.

  • The Society for Photographic Education brings a pedestrian advocate to its conference in Newport, RI.

  • A consultant from the United Kingdom discusses the nature of safety.

Overweight person.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences sponsored a conference on Obesity and the Built Environment. What environmental factors help or hinder the population in obtaining good nutrition and adequate physical activity? What do we know, and what needs further research? There is much evidence of an important role for walking and walkable places.