Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 161 to 170 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Episode 170 information.

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Episode 170: Bridges Closed Captions

  • We talk with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari about Livable Communities at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail.
  • We visit a new pedestrian bridge across the Missouri River between2Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • We travel to Kansas City, Missouri, where it is difficult for pedestrians to cross the Missouri River.
  • We drop in on the grand opening of the Walkway Over The Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York. We ask Governor Paterson about pedestrian access to other New York bridges.

Episode 169 information.

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Episode 169: Brussels, Belgium

  • We drop in on the Velo-City bicycling conference in Brussels.
  • We talk with the regional Minister for Mobility.
  • We learn about the European Transport Safety Council.
  • We observe a folding bicycle race.

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Episode 168: Belgium

  • We travel to Flanders, Belgium, where advocates reopened an ancient country footpath.
  • We look at a footpath through a parking garage in Brussels.
  • We visit the wide street in front of the Royal Palace.
  • We learn about the European Greenways Association.

Episode 167 information.

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Episode 167

  • We look at planning for the largest pedestrian event in Washington history, President Obama's inauguration.
  • Thousands of cyclists took advantage of valet bicycle parking for the inauguration.
  • We learn about Humana's Freewheelin' bicycle sharing program in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Humana took their bicycle program to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
  • We talk with a convention delegate who tried out the shared bicycles.

Episode 166 information.

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Episode 166

  • We learn about Safe Routes To School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • We look at Safe Routes To School in suburban Chicago.
  • We travel to Ottawa to talk with Barry Wellar about Sustainable Transport.
  • We meet a mobility consultant in Paris.

Episode 165 information.

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Episode 165: Indiana

  • We meet a member of Crown Point Safe Pathways in Indiana.
  • We look at non-motorized planning in northern Indiana.
  • We learn about special events in downtown Valparaiso.
  • We learn about Valparaiso Pathways.
  • We look at the creation of a bike map for Richmond, Indiana.

Episode 164 information.

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Episode 164: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

  • We talk with a principal about walking to school in Urbana, Illinois.
  • We talk with an engineer about Safe Routes to School.
  • We meet a school crossing guard in Champaign, Illinois.
  • We learn how the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District promotes walking, cycling, and transit.

Episode 163 information.

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Episode 163: Urbana, Illinois

  • We look at a road diet on Lincoln Avenue in Urbana, Illinois.
  • We learn about the bike plan for Urbana.
  • We talk with the secretary of Champaign County Bikes.

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Episode 162

  • We learn about the Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Project in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Sidewalk maintenance has been neglected in Columbia.
  • We talk with a wheelchair user in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  • We look at a wide intersection in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • We meet a bicycle advocate in Moline, Illinois.

Episode 161 information.

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Episode 161: Arkansas

  • We visit the Big Dam Bridge up river from Little Rock.
  • We visit the Medical Mile in downtown Little Rock.
  • We look at measuring the Body Mass Index of school children in Arkansas.
  • We learn about pedestrian issues in Cabot, Arkansas.