Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Recent Episodes of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Episode 180

  • We learn about the pedestrian accessibility plan for Lisbon, Portugal.
  • We talk with a consultant about planning for pedestrians.
  • We look at trams and trains around Lisbon.

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Episode 179

  • We visit The Hague, for the Walk21 International Pedestrian Conference.
  • We meet Jack Short, with the International Transport Forum.
  • We visit one of the largest pedestrianized areas in Europe.
  • We learn about the International Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic Safety, ICTCT.
  • We talk with a key participant in the COST Action 328 Pedestrian Quality Needs project.
  • We learn about the Making Walking Count project.

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Episode 178

  • We learn about the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
  • We learn about the Oakland Transportation Management Association.
  • The Airport Corridor Management Association deals with a more suburban environment.
  • The Riverlife organization oversees the development of the 13 mile Three Rivers Park loop.
  • A commuter describes his walk to work in Pittsburgh.

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Episode 177

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has more sets of stairs than any other city in the United States.
  • Snow can be a problem for pedestrians in Pittsburgh.
  • We look at what aircraft pilots can teach drivers.
  • The Veterans Administration does research on sidewalks.

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Episode 176

  • We learn about school bus stops in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
  • We look at programs to build sidewalks in Port St. Lucie.
  • The Florida Bicycle Association holds their annual conference in Lakeland.
  • We meet a Sarasota resident who gave up his car for a bicycle.
  • We talk with a mother about children walking to school in Miami.

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Episode 175

  • We meet the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator.
  • We talk with the state Safe Routes To School Administrator.
  • We learn about the Florida crossing guard training program.

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Episode 174

  • We meet the president of Friends of Lafitte Corridor in New Orleans, LA.
  • We talk with a planner about the National Evacuation Conference in New Orleans, LA.

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Episode 173

  • We look at an intersection with a good design for blind pedestrians in Binghamton, New York.
  • We look at an intersection that almost got it right in Davis, California.
  • We see how bioswales are used to absorb stormwater along streets in Portland, Oregon.
  • We talk with the police chief and business owners about problems crossing the street in Port Orford, Oregon.

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Episode 172

  • Dobbs Ferry, New York, is losing pedestrian access to development.
  • A lawyer explains Sovereign Immunity, Tort, Duty, Notice, and their relation to sidewalk defects.
  • An elderly woman in Oswego, New York, makes an inventory of sidewalk defects.
  • A pedestrian in New York City is concerned about bicyclists that don't follow the rules.
  • We look at sexual harassment of pedestrians in New York City.
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Episode 171 Binghamton, N.Y.

  • We meet the public health director for Broome County, NY.
  • We learn about New York State DOT's role in greenways.
  • We learn about the City of Binghamton's role in greenways.
  • Partnerships are key to the greenway system.
  • We talk with a blind pedestrian about traffic.