Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 87

Topics in Episode 87:

  • The inauguration of the East Coast Greenway in Washington, DC.

  • Seattle Washington's Pedestrian Summer.

  • Seattle DOT's pedestrian program.

  • The Bicycle Alliance of Washington is studying the adjudication of ped and bike crashes.

  • The University of Washington encourages its employees to walk to work.

  • A designer makes infrastructure projects more humane.

  • Howard Dean on peds and bikes.

Textured concrete wall next to a bike path.

Large infrastructure projects often lack a human dimension. This may not be obvious to drivers going by at a high rate of speed. However, for pedestrians a blank concrete retaining wall can be very unfriendly. At this overpass in Seattle, adding texture to the concrete wall of the bridge ramp helps to soften its visual impact.