Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 154

Topics in Episode 154:

  • We travel to Seattle to learn about Walk Score.

  • We talk with an advocate about traffic safety.

  • We look at a sidewalk initiative in Olympia.

Walk Score map of DC created walkability maps of the 40 largest United States cities, including Washington, DC. The red areas represent lower Walk Scores, while the green areas represent higher Walk Scores. The Walk Score is a rough measurement of how many destinations are within walking distance of a given address. It doesn't tell you if there are good sidewalks and crosswalks, but the utility of sidewalks is limited without destinations to walk to.