Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 181 to 190 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Episode 190 information.

© 2012

Episode 190: Massachusetts

  • We visit the Boston Harborwalk.
  • We talk with the Executive Director of WalkBoston.
  • We look at the problem of bicycles on the sidewalk in Somerville, MA.

Episode 189 information.

© 2012

Episode 189: Snow in Newton, Massachusetts

  • An in depth look at sidewalk snow removal in Newton, Massachusetts.
  • Snow and accessibility.
  • Snow and Safe Routes To School.
  • Snow and public policy.

Episode 188 information.

© 2012

Episode 188

  • We learn about the Pathways Commission in Oxford, MS.
  • We drop in on Do The Charleston Day in SC.
  • We visit an employee bicycle shed in Omaha, NE.
  • Brand new utility poles block a sidewalk in Washington, DC.
  • We talk with the head of Bike Athens in GA.

Episode 187 information.

© 2012

Episode 187

  • We visit Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • We talk with Michael Ronkin about the importance of destinations for pedestrians.

Episode 186 information.

© 2011

Episode 186

  • We learn how speed kills at a pedestrian safety event in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • We meet the executive director of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • We meet a mother whose daughter was killed by a speeding driver in Irmo, South Carolina.

Episode 185 information.

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Episode 185

  • We travel to Gaithersburg, Maryland, to learn about fire and evacuation research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • We look at the role of cognitive systems in managing large crowds, such as the 2009 Inauguration of President Obama.
  • We visit the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Richmond, Virginia.
  • We meet a maker of bamboo bicycles.
  • We meet a maker of titanium bicycles.

Episode 184 information.

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Episode 184

  • We learn about the greenways program in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Greenville has been recognized as a bicycle-friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists.
  • We talk about bicyclists and pedestrians with the city administrator of Augusta, Georgia.
  • The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) meets in Augusta.
  • North Augusta, SC, inaugurates a new pump track.

Episode 183 information.

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Episode 183

  • We travel to Omaha, Nebraska, to learn about the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service.
  • We visit Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, IN, where walking and bicycling can get you into the park even when the parking lots are full.
  • The Toni Morrison Interchange in New Orleans, Louisiana, is not pedestrian-friendly.
  • Cars parked on the sidewalk by inconsiderate drivers are a problem in a Pittsburgh neighborhood.
  • We learn about Google Maps for bicycling.

Episode 182 information.

© 2011

Episode 182

  • We visit the Koln International School of Design in Germany (KISD). Their Cultural Library program has students look at everyday things from a new perspective. Results are compared with students in other countries. Two of the projects looked at parking bicycles and waiting at bus stops.
  • How might a designer think about electric vehicles?
  • We talk with a bicyclist who moved from Amsterdam to Cologne.
  • We meet a pedestrian advocate from Nairobi at the Walk21 conference.
  • We look at the LifeCycle project to promote bicycling in Aveiro, Portugal.
  • We walk across the busiest railroad bridge in Germany, the Hohensollern Bridge over the Rhine River in Cologne.
Episode 181 information.

© 2011

Episode 181: Portugal

  • We talk with an anthropologist in Lisbon, Portugal, about pedestrians and traffic conflicts.
  • We talk with a city counselor in Aveiro, Portugal, about walking.
  • We look at the Active Access European project to encourage walking.