Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 51 to 60 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Photo - International Walk to School Day in Lakewood, Ohio. - CLICK FOR A LARGER PHOTO

© 2001

Episode 60

  • The State Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee in Utah.
  • Plans for a new bicycle station and multimodal center in Denver, CO.
  • The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) meets in Chicago, IL.
  • ITE's new Pedestrian and Bicycle Council.
  • Traffic problems in Chicago's 48th Ward.
  • Postcards from Russia - the peculiar placement of pipes.

Photo - A safety device for buses

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Episode 59

  • A new safety device for transit buses.
  • Governor Vilsack walks across Iowa.
  • The Fifth Annual Native American Lifesavers Conference in Bismarck, ND.
  • Pedestrians form 25 percent of traffic fatalities in Indian Country.
  • Bike-Walk Virginia meets in Charlottesville, VA.
  • An old pedestrian mall is seeing new life in Charlottesville, VA.
  • The League of American Bicyclists hosts a legislative summit in Washington, DC.
  • The Thunderhead Alliance promotes local bicycle advocacy.

Photo - Scooters block the sidewalk at a dealership

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Episode 58: New Zealand

  • Safekids and young pedestrians in New Zealand.
  • Pedestrians and the Auckland City Council.
  • A sensory garden in the Auckland Domain.
  • The Cyclist Advocates Network in New Zealand.
  • The Auckland Harbor Bridge has no bicycle or pedestrian facilities.
  • Finding happiness with a bicycle instead of a car.
  • Automobile dealers who block the footpath in Auckland.

Photo - Flag crossings for schools in Melbourne

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Episode 57: Australia

  • Innovative pedestrian crossings in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Automated pedestrian gates at railroad crossings in Melbourne.
  • A cooperative effort produced a new publication, "Providing For Journeys On Foot", in the United Kingdom.
  • A new rigorous drivers license program in Canberra, Australia.
  • The historical expansion of cities around the one-hour travel distance.
  • Urban design in Melbourne

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Episode 56: Australia

  • The International Walking Conference in Perth, Australia.
  • New Urbanism in Australia.
  • Measuring transportation mode share for pedestrians.
  • Increasing pedestrian mode share.
  • The National Heart Foundation tackles obstacles to walking in Australia.
  • Making Western Australia "Walk Friendly"

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Episode 55

  • Picket fences are not enough to recreate a traditional neighborhood in Cary, NC.
  • Smart Growth America is a new coalition working for more liveable, sustainable communities.
  • The Transportation Research Board meets every January in Washington, DC.
  • A Walking Security Index is being developed at the University of Ottawa.
  • The second class treatment of pedestrians at a first class hotel in Washington, DC.

Photo - International Walk to School Day in Lakewood, Ohio. - CLICK FOR A LARGER PHOTO

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Episode 54 Closed Captions

  • International Walk to School Day in Lakewood, Ohio.
  • The first cell phone law in the USA in Brooklyn, Ohio.
  • Fences block pedestrian access to a library in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • The Alaska Center for Injury Prevention in Anchorage.
  • The East Coast Greenway trail is under development.
  • Amtrak will soon allow bicycles on trains in the Northeast Corridor.

Photo - Keeping sidewalks open for pedestrians during construction in Phoenix, 
      Arizona. - CLICK FOR A LARGER PHOTO

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Episode 53

  • Keeping sidewalks open for pedestrians during construction in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • The role of the Planning Commission in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • An innovative intersection where a bicycle route crosses a major street in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Training activists to speak on pedestrian issues in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Walking six miles to the bus stop after cuts in transit service in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • The Trails and Greenways coalition in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Absurdly wide streets in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Photo - Calibrating a model for Pedestrian Level Of Service. - CLICK FOR A LARGER PHOTO

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Episode 52

  • Walking for health with Walk El Paso in El Paso, Texas.
  • Almost one fourth of fatal crashes in New Mexico involve a driver without a valid license.
  • A major traffic calming project along Fifth Street in Tempe, Arizona.

Photo - Calibrating a model for Pedestrian Level Of Service. - CLICK FOR A LARGER PHOTO

© 2000

Episode 51 - Tempe, Arizona

  • An in-depth look at transportation in Tempe, Arizona.
  • The Transit Manager.
  • The Transportation Commission.
  • Arizona State University and students with disabilities.
  • The Transportation Director.