Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 41 to 50 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Photo - Problems with speeding and reckless drivers in Moose Pass, Alaska.

© 2000

Episode 50 - Alaska Closed Captions

  • Moving visitors while restricting private cars in Denali National Park, Alaska.
  • Problems with speeding and reckless drivers in Moose Pass, Alaska.
  • The Alaska center for the Environment in Anchorage.
  • Pedestrians with disabilities and winters in Alaska.
  • Progress in making downtown Anchorage more pedestrian-friendly.
  • A meaningless Don't Walk signal in Anchorage.

Photo - Pedestrian problems at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

© 2000

Episode 49

  • Team Green helps promote walk Nashville Week, including Walk for Active Aging, Walk to School Day and Walk to the Titans Game.
  • Preparations for Walk to School Day in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • A planner discusses pedestrians and bicycles in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • A son discusses the tragic death of his mother in Severna Park, Maryland.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian planning in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Pedestrian problems at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Photo - The peculiar placement of trash dumpsters in Waco, Texas.

© 2000

Episode 48

  • The Federal Highway Administration has a new course to teach pedestrian design to engineering students.
  • The Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago is promoting Location Efficient Mortgages for walkable neighborhoods.
  • The Congress For The New Urbanism meets in Portland, Oregon.
  • Improving pedestrian connections in southwest Portland, Oregon.
  • Missing sidewalks and a wheelchair user in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • The peculiar placement of trash dumpsters in Waco, Texas.

Photo - Absurd sidewalk designs.

© 2000

Episode 47

  • Landmark pedestrian legislation in Maryland.
  • The Center For The Visually Impaired in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The Human Powered Transportation course at Princeton University.
  • Absurd sidewalk designs.

Photo - The school system does more to protect its buildings than its students in Bethesda, Maryland.

© 2000

Episode 46

  • Problems for pedestrians in Thorndale, Pennsylvania.
  • The American Institute of Architects meets in Philadelphia.
  • A traffic engineer discusses pedestrian facilities in Philadelphia.
  • Building pedestrian crash test dummies in Boonesboro, Maryland.
  • The National Youth Bike summit in Washington,D.C.
  • Walking home from the commuter rail station in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • The school system does more to protect its buildings than its students in Bethesda, Maryland.

Photo - Calibrating a model for Pedestrian Level Of Service.

© 2000

Episode 45

  • The FunWalk for Science in Pensacola, Florida.
  • School location and walking to school in South Carolina.
  • Home Zones in the United Kingdom.
  • The Pedestrian Council of Australia.
  • John Adams at University College London on hypermobility.
  • Simple solutions to common problems.

Photo - Protesters in London. Cross mark pedestrian deaths

© 2000

Episode 44: London, England

  • An international pedestrian conference in London, England.
  • The Pedestrians Association in the United Kingdom.
  • A demonstration for lower traffic speeds in London, England.
  • Safe Routes to School in the United Kingdom.
  • International Walk Our Children to School Day.
  • Urban design, public spaces, and pedestrians.

Photo - Wheelchair user struggles in snow

© 2000

Episode 43 Closed Captions

  • Substandard snow removal in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • A wheelchair user struggles with snow in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • A Bicycle-Pedestrian Information Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Pedestrian access to transit in Maryland.
  • Transportation Demand Management.

Photo - Old Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston

© 1999

Episode 42

  • Walk San Francisco advocates in the City by the Bay.
  • A San Francisco, California, traffic engineer discusses pedestrian planning by the City.
  • A professor at Berkeley, California looks at urban design and pedestrians.
  • A grass roots group in Boston, Massachusetts wants to save the Old Northern Avenue Bridge.
  • Madison, Wisconsin has a pedestrian transportation plan.

Photo - First pedestrian fatality. CLICK FOR A LARGER VIEW

© 1999

Episode 41

  • The 100th anniversary of the first pedestrian fatality in North America.
  • A comprehensive report on pedestrian deaths in New York City.
  • Advocacy by PODER in Austin, Texas.
  • Pedestrian challenges along Brentwood Boulevard in Saint Louis, Missouri.