Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 131 to 140 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Episode 140 information.

© 2008

Episode 140: California

  • We visit the Embarcadero in San Francisco.
  • We learn about the danger of freeway ramps.
  • Sacramento Regional Transit celebrates an anniversary.
  • We drop by the California Council of the Blind.

Episode 139 information.

© 2008

Episode 139

  • We meet a bicycle advocate in Ottawa, Ontario,
  • We talk with an urban planner about walkable neighborhoods
  • We meet another bicycle advocate in Sacramento, California.

Episode 138 information.

© 2007

Episode 138: The ADA and Sidewalks Closed Captions

  • We see how the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to sidewalks; Washington, DC.
  • We travel to California to talk with a lawyer and a plaintiff from a key court case.

Episode 137 information.

© 2007

Episode 137: California

  • We travel to the University of California - Davis to learn what makes people walk.
  • We see how a walkability assessment can spark community action.
  • We find out what surfaces work best for crutch and wheelchair users: Sacramento, CA.

Episode 136 information.

© 2007

Episode 136: California

  • We visit the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.
  • We meet a bicycle lobbyist at the California state capitol.
  • We talk with the president of the California Bicycle Coalition in Davis.
  • Davis is the first League of American Bicyclists platinum level city.
  • We learn about the Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Project in Marin County.

Episode 135 information.

© 2007

Episode 135: California

  • We learn about Safe Routes to School programs; San Rafael, CA.
  • We look at environmental health and walking; Berkeley, CA.
  • Walkable environments can be part of quality disease prevention; Oakland, CA.
  • We learn about Pedestrian Safety Action Plans; Davis, CA.

Episode 134 information.

© 2007

Episode 134: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • We talk with the head of Bike Pittsburgh.
  • Then we learn about Friends of the Riverfront.
  • Free Ride recycles abandoned bicycles.
  • The Southwest Pennsylvania Commission looks at pedestrian issues.
  • Students at Carnegie Mellon University examine the history of pedestrian crashes.

Episode 133 information.

© 2007

Episode 133: Ottawa, Ontario

  • We visit Ottawa to learn about their new pedestrian plan.
  • We examine the impact of neighborhood walkability on seniors.
  • We look at traffic and sidewalks along Holland Avenue.
  • Tinted windows are a growing problem for pedestrians

Episode 132 information.

© 2007

Episode 132: Canada

  • We travel to Montreal to attend The 11th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons.
  • We look at how Montreal is working in four sectors to create universal accessibility.
  • We learn about Montreal's Transportation Plan and the Pedestrian Charter.
  • We talk with Barry Wellar in Ottawa about his Walking Security Index.

Episode 131 information.

© 2007

Episode 131

  • We travel to Mackinac, Michigan, for the Labor Day bridge walk.
  • We talk with an advocate in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
  • We visit a neighborhood that needs sidewalks in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, needs more crosswalks.
  • We look at a dangerous intersection in Grand Island, Nebraska.
  • We talk about closing the gaps in the East Coast Greenway.
  • We look at the role of the pedestrian and bicycle professional.