Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 31 to 40 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Photo - Children walking home from school

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Episode 40

  • National Walk Our Children to School Day in McPherson, Kansas.
  • A crosswalk sting operation with decoy pedestrians in Redmond, Washington.
  • The Jefferson Pedestrian Safety Committee, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
  • Walking and improved mental skills.
  • Trails on the levee system in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Postcards from Russia: The Russian Steps.

Photo - Maintaining pedestrian access during the Big Dig highway project in Boston - CLICK FOR  A LARGER VIEW (1765 bytes)

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Episode 39

  • A new advocacy group in St. Paul, Minnesota, has a successful safety demonstration.
  • The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials meets in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Maintaining pedestrian access during the Big Dig highway project in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Innovative drainage systems in Houston, Texas.

Photo - No room for pedestrians in overpass - CLICK FOR  A LARGER VIEW (1765 bytes)

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Episode 38

  • A traffic safety festival in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Virginians Interested in Protecting Pedestrians lobbies for stronger crosswalk laws.
  • Experimental crosswalk signs in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • The costs and benefits of traffic calming.
  • Two arterial roads in Richmond, Virginia.

Photo - Walkers on Speedway track CLICK FOR  A LARGER VIEW (1765 bytes)

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Episode 37

  • Pedestrian advocates meet in Portland, Oregon.
  • The American Volkssport Association meets in Muncie, Indiana.
  • The Institute of Transportation Engineers meets in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Excessively wide streets in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Episode 36 Closed Captions

  • The history of the bicycle.
  • The STEPS program in British Columbia.
  • Obstacles to wheelchair users in Victoria, British Columbia.
  • The Walkers Win program of the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago.
  • An advocate discusses problems in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.
  • Obstacles to crossing over I-495 in Bethesda, Maryland; I-75 in Cincinnati Ohio; and I-68 in Cumberland, Maryland.

Photo - Wheelchair user at curb cut CLICK FOR  A LARGER VIEW(1765 bytes)

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Episode 35

  • What is wrong with diagonal curb cuts?
  • A bicycle compatibility index for city streets.
  • A newspaper editor left a legacy of pedestrian safety in Little Falls, Minnesota.
  • The Congress for the New Urbanism meets in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • The European experience with traffic speed.
  • Gaps in the sidewalk system in Roseville, Minnesota.

Photo - Self-use pedestrian flags CLICK FOR  A LARGER VIEW(1765 bytes)

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Episode 34

  • Self-use crosswalk flags in Kirkland, Washington.
  • Seattle Washington's Pedestrian Program.
  • Feet First advocates for pedestrians in Seattle, Washington.
  • A study by the Victoria Transportation Policy Institute reveals that pedestrians subsidize automobiles.
  • The annual meeting of The American Planning Association.
  • Wheelchair detectors to supplement push buttons for signals.
  • The Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Greenways program.
  • An inconsiderate homeowner allows poison ivy to reach across the sidewalk.

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Episode 33

  • Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • The history of sidewalks in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • An apartment complex neglects pedestrians in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • David Engwicht on his new book, Street Reclaiming: Creating Liveable Streets and Vibrant Communities.
  • Participatory Design and pedestrian facilities.
  • A pedestrian advocate speaks out in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Episode 32

  • The Way To Go school program in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Wellness walkways near a hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • A proposed pedestrian bridge across a major highway in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • The State of the Environment Report for Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Pedestrian facilities and the creation of a downtown for Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
  • A tragic follow up to a previous Intersection of the Month in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Episode 31

  • Automated enforcement of red lights with cameras.
  • Revitalizing downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Walk Austin and pedestrian advocacy in Texas.
  • Using whistles to get drivers' attention.
  • Postcards from Russia.
  • The ProBike/ProWalk Conference in Santa Barbara, California.