Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 91

Topics in Episode 91:

  • Salem, Oregon, has improved pedestrian facilities next to a railroad.

  • In Columbia, South Carolina, a new pedestrian bridge reunites a community divided by a highway.

  • Rockville, Maryland, uses new tools to analyze the pedestrian environment.

  • The third New Partners For Smart Growth Conference meets in Portland, Oregon.

  • A local resident is concerned about pedestrians in South Nyack, New York.

Wide pedestrian/bicycle roadway next to a railroad.

An old service road adjacent to a railroad was converted to a pedestrian/bicycle corridor in Salem, Oregon. A modest 4-1/2 foot fence discourages pedestrians from wandering across the tracks away from formal grade crossings. The few remaining motor vehicles on the former service road travel slow enough to yield to the pedestrians.