Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 81 to 90 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Episode 90 information.

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Episode 90

  • The Washington (DC) Metropolitan Transit Authority launches its "Metro is Accessible" project.
  • The South Carolina Transportation Commission has a new ped and bike policy.
  • The Center for Transit Oriented Development goes back to the future.
  • A new study looks at the health effects of sprawl.
  • The America Bikes Coalition works to get fair treatment for peds and bikes in federal policies

Episode 89 information.

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Episode 89 Closed Captions

  • A preview of the 2004 National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates in Silver Spring, MD.
  • The National Safe Kids Coalition works to keep young pedestrians safe.
  • A new study by the EPA finds that walkable schools create less auto air pollution.
  • The League of American Bicyclists prepares for The National Bike Summit in Washington, DC.

Episode 88 information.

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Episode 88

  • The Maryland Highway Safety Office promotes a "targeted crosswalk enforcement detail" in Silver Spring, Maryland. The decoy pedestrians are from the Montgomery County police.
  • In Charleston, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League has helped pass legislation relaxing school acreage requirements.
  • Transportation Alternatives has been advocating for pedestrians and bicyclists in Brooklyn, New York.

Episode 87 information.

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Episode 87

  • The inauguration of the East Coast Greenway in Washington, DC.
  • Seattle Washington's Pedestrian Summer.
  • Seattle DOT's pedestrian program.
  • The Bicycle Alliance of Washington is studying the adjudication of ped and bike crashes.
  • The University of Washington encourages its employees to walk to work.
  • A designer makes infrastructure projects more humane.
  • Howard Dean on peds and bikes.

Episode 86 information.

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Episode 86

  • A bill to make walking the official exercise of Maryland is vetoed by Governor Ehrlich in Annapolis.
  • The Rails to Trails Conservancy hosts a conference in Providence, RI.
  • Project for Public Spaces meets in New York City.
  • In Brooklyn, the Honku Poet has an antidote to road rage.
  • The TMA Group and Transportation Management in Franklin, TN.

Episode 85 information.

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Episode 85

  • The 4th international Walk21 Conference on Walking in the 21st Century is held in Portland, OR.
  • The Third National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates also is held in Portland.
  • The Vancouver International Discovery Walk Festival takes place across the Columbia River in Washington.
  • Portland celebrates the 100th anniversary of their Olmsted plan.
  • Olmsted's vision of a 40 mile loop trail is finally being realized in Portland.
  • A neighborhood group works on local trail connections in Southwest Portland.
  • A suburban sports arena moves to downtown Washington, DC.

Episode 84 information.

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Episode 84

  • An experimental self-cleaning restroom is planned for the Huntington Metro Station in Fairfax County, Virginia.
  • A discussion with the president of Walk-Bike Nashville.
  • The Virginia Bicycle Federation would like to see policy changes by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
  • The Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces policy changes to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists at the Bike-Walk Virginia conference in Portsmouth.

Episode 83 information.

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Episode 83

  • The new Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Pedestrian planning in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Broadway is the "Main Street" of Sylacauga, Alabama.
  • A businessman chose to locate on Broadway for its pedestrian environment.
  • A cyclist is pushing for bike lanes in Sylacauga.
  • Transportation is an important issue at a family services center in Sylacauga.

Episode 82 information.

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Episode 82

  • Mayor Patrick McCrory talks about sidewalks in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Linda Crider, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, talks about children walking to school.
  • A pedestrian bridge is the subject of the Ninth Witters Student Design Competition at the University of Florida.
  • A new pedestrian bridge connects downtown to a park in Franklin, Tennessee.

Episode 81 information.

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Episode 81

  • Linda Armstrong Kelly talks about The Texas Bicycle Coalition at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC.
  • Greg Lemond, a three time winner of the Tour De France, talks about bicycling in the United States.
  • United States Representative James Oberstar, ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, gives the history of federal transportation policy.