Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 157

Topics in Episode 157:

  • We travel to Paris to talk with an advocate about The Rights Of Pedestrians (Les Droits du Piéton).

  • We look at the Velib public bicycle system in Paris.

Sidewalk cafe

Pedestrians squeeze by a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France. Sidewalk cafes are important to the vitality of the public spaces in Paris. However, where sidewalk space is limited, they can be an obstacle to pedestrian movement. Among the solutions that are sometimes used are to widen the sidewalk into what was the street, or even to locate the cafe in the street in place of parking spaces or the curb lane.