Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 138 Closed Captions

Topics in Episode 138:

  • We see how the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to sidewalks; Washington, DC.

  • We travel to California to talk with a lawyer and a plaintiff from a key court case.

pole in sidewalk

A poorly-placed utility pole blocks a sidewalk. A wheelchair user would have difficulty getting by on the sidewalk, and might have to ride in the street with traffic for this block. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires government programs to be accessible. Claims by a city that sidewalks are not a government program were thrown out by the courts.