and bicyclists take advantage of a "bump out" overlook on
the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge takes I-95
across the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland at the southern
tip of Washington, DC. The ped-bike trail enables non-motorized modes
to cross the Potomac, too, shaving miles off of the nearest alternative
route. In addition to its role as an important transportation link
for peds and bikes, amenities such as the overlooks make the bridge
itself a destination.
Topics in Episode 170:
We talk with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari
about Livable Communities at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail.
We visit a new pedestrian bridge across the Missouri River
between Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
We travel to Kansas City, Missouri, where it is difficult for
pedestrians to cross the Missouri River.
We drop in on the grand opening of the Walkway Over The Hudson
in Poughkeepsie, New York. We ask Governor Paterson about pedestrian
access to other New York bridges.