Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 11 to 20 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Photo - Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA

© 1998

Episode 20

  • The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
  • Key stops for the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
  • Traffic calming in San Jose.
  • School crossing guards in San Jose.
  • A pedestrian signal that was planned, but never installed, in Maryland.
  • Keith Bartholomew of 1,000 Friends of Oregon on LUTRAQ: The Land Use,Transportation, and Air Quality Connection.

Photo - Gaps in the sidewalk system

© 1998

Episode 19

  • Maryland's landmark Ped Bike Access 2000 law.
  • A pedestrian study in San Francisco's Tenderloin District.
  • The Local Government Commission.
  • San Jose's pedestrian safety program.
  • Gaps in the sidewalk system in Poolesville, Maryland.

Photo - Bicycle-friendly Davis, California

© 1997

Episode 18

  • Pedestrian wayfinding signs in Philadelphia.
  • Bicycle-friendly Davis, California.
  • Traffic calming in Sacramento.
  • Automated red light enforcement in San Francisco.
  • Unfriendly landscaping at a television station.

Photo - Open air market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

© 1997

Episode 17

  • Operation Crosswalk - Philadelphia's pedestrian safety program.
  • Phillywalks - Philadelphia's local pedestrian advocacy group.
  • Busing children one block to school in Columbus, Ohio.
  • A mother worries about the impact that driving her children everywhere has on their personal development.
  • Shrubbery too close to the sidewalk invades the pedestrian space.

Photo - Chinatown, San Francisco, California

© 1997

Episode 16

  • The San Francisco Department of Public Health program for elderly pedestrians.
  • The Congress For The New Urbanism.
  • Signs on one way streets that ignore two way pedestrians in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • State and local pedestrian programs in Missouri.
  • Rail~Volution, the national conference on Building Livable Communities With Transit.

Photo - Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

© 1997

Episode 15

  • Friends of the Riverfront promote the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • The role of the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager.
  • Visual obstructions at intersections in Maryland.
  • Commuting by bicycle in Washington, DC.
  • The National Pedestrian Conference.
  • Traffic reduction in Australia.

Photo - Walking to school, Bethesda, Maryland

© 1997

Episode 14

  • Dan Burden on Walkable Communities.
  • What is a Transportation Engineer?
  • Mark Fenton of Walking Magazine on the benefits of walking.
  • Walk Boston and pedestrian advocacy in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • America Walks: a national network of local advocacy groups.
  • Innovations in actuated pedestrian signals.

Photo - Dangerous intersection, Ottawa, Ontario

© 1997

Episode 13: Ottawa, Ontario

  • Ottawalk and pedestrian advocacy in Ottawa, Canada.
  • A "Walking Security Index" under development at the University of Ottawa.
  • A pedestrian and bicycle friendly bridge between Ottawa and Hull.
  • Alternative transportation in the City of Ottawa.
  • The "Official Plan" for the Ottawa-Carlton Regional Municipality.

Photo - Drivers ignore pedestrians in crosswalk, Silver Spring, Maryland

© 1997

Episode 12

  • A neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina, is concerned about speeding traffic.
  • The Institute for Highway Research and Education looks at pedestrian needs in North Carolina.
  • Many drivers ignore a busy mid-block crosswalk in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • A driver with a disability is concerned about widespread abuse of handicapped parking permits.
  • Little things, like the location of a stop line, can make a big difference.
  • The mayor of Mount Ranier, Maryland discusses improvements for pedestrians in his downtown.

Photo - Confederation Bridge Walk Day, Prince Edward Island

© 1997

Episode 11: Canada

  • The city bicycle planner tells us why Toronto was rated the number one bicycle-friendly city in North America.
  • Go Transit celebrates 30 years of commuter rail service in Toronto.
  • Feet On The Street advocates for pedestrians in Toronto.
  • The history of the shoe is preserved at the Bata Shoe Museum.
  • A pediatrician at Montreal Children's Hospital studies how to prevent collisions between children and cars.
  • The Canadian Volkssport Federation walks across the Confederation Bridge from Prince Edward Island.