Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 21 to 30 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Photo - Bare bones bus stop

© 1998

Episode 30

  • Steve Blair at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research discusses walking and health.
  • Pedestrian initiatives in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Developing The Pedestrian Thoroughfare Plan in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • The Urban Trail in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
  • The Second Annual Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Austin, Texas.

Photo - California crosswalk

© 1998

Episode 29

  • Baypeds - advocacy in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • The Senior Action Network in San Francisco.
  • Los Angeles Walks - a new advocacy group.
  • Pedestrian advocacy in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee on the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Missing sidewalks in Washington, DC.

Photo - suburban Atlanta, Georgia

© 1998

Episode 28

  • The Human Powered Transportation Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • The Oakland, California Pedestrian Safety Project.
  • The Fruitvale Community Collaborative and pedestrian problems in the inner city.
  • Pedestrian problems in the suburbs.
  • Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety - PEDS - in Atlanta, Georgia

Photo - No room for children (1871 bytes)

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Episode 27

  • A mother in Montecito, California discusses walkability in the suburbs.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on physical activity, health, and the pedestrian environment.
  • The CDC sponsors the Panel on Preventing Pedestrian Injuries in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The Portland, Oregon, Pedestrian Master Plan.

Photo - Police radar (2452 bytes)

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Episode 26

  • The Institute of Transportation Engineers' annual meeting in Toronto.
  • Photo radar in San Jose, California.
  • The odd placement of push buttons for pedestrian signals.
  • The ped-shed -- street patterns and catchment areas for pedestrians.
  • Advocates and planners in Portland, Oregon.

Photo - Cowboy trail (2452 bytes)

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Episode 25

  • How to measure Pedestrian Level of Service.
  • Groundbreaking for the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Washington, DC.
  • Opening of the Glenmont, Maryland, Metrorail station.
  • Pedestrian Crossovers in Toronto.
  • The longest rails to trails conversion - the Cowboy Trail in Nebraska.
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers conference on Transportation, LandUse, and Air Quality - Making the Connection.
  • Keith Bartholomew and 1,000 Friends of Oregon.

Photo - Crazy Horse monument volksmarch

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Episode 24

  • A plan to improve Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Resolving the conflict between traffic calming and emergency response in Portland, Oregon.
  • The strange placement of historical markers.
  • The largest volksmarch walk in the United States, at the Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota.
  • How Corning, Iowa won a Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Photo - Chair of Rocks bridge (2452 bytes)

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Episode 23

  • The 25th anniversary of the Portland, Oregon, Downtown Plan.
  • The 23rd annual meeting of Neighborhoods USA.
  • The Chain of Rocks Bridge -- the longest pedestrian bridge in the USA. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Some things that make a street friendly to pedestrians.

Photo - Pedestrian problem (2452 bytes)

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Episode 22

  • Wendy Bumgardner, the Web Czarina of Walking.
  • The sixth Congress For The New Urbanism.
  • A pedestrian study of Colorado Boulevard.
  • Narrow streets have fewer accidents.
  • Pedestrian problems in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
  • Reducing parking demand at Stanford University.

Photo - Very dangerous intersection (2452 bytes)

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Episode 21

  • Talking signs aid blind pedestrians.
  • A dozen reasons to separate the sidewalk from the curb with a planting strip.
  • The author of Personal Finance for Dummies on the cost of car ownership.
  • The Institute of Transportation Engineers meeting on Harmonizing Transportation and Community Goals.
  • Pacific Grove, California, takes a renewed interest in pedestrians.