Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 151

Topics in Episode 151:

  • We talk with a mother about the death of her son in Eugene, Oregon.

  • We talk with a city planner about the road diet that will improve safety.

  • A police officer tells us about pedestrian enforcement in Grants Pass, Oregon.

  • We learn what Corvalis, Oregon, is doing for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Bailey Hill Road Diet

Four lane Bailey Hill Road in Eugene, Oregon, is set for a road diet. A ten-year-old boy was killed crossing the street here when cars in the curb lane stopped, but a speeding car in the second lane did not. This type of "Multiple Threat" crash is common on four lane roads. The new configuration will have three lanes -- one through lane in each direction, and a left turn lane or a raised median as needed. It will be easier and safer to cross.