Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 160

Topics in Episode 160:

  • We visit the Memphis Center for Independent Living.

  • We meet the chair of the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission.

  • We look at the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati.

  • We learn about pedestrian issues in Cincinnati.


Purple People Bridge

The Purple People Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newport, Kentucky. Built as a railroad bridge in 1872, it was later expanded to include streetcars, automobiles, and pedestrians. After being neglected and abandoned, it was reopened for pedestrian and bicycle use in 2003. It is one of many old railroad and highway bridges that have found new life as pedestrian and bicycle bridges.