Perils for Pedestrians
TV talk about people who walk
Episodes 181 to 190 of Perils for Pedestrians
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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: 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.
- 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.
- We visit Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
- We talk with Michael Ronkin about the importance of destinations for pedestrians.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: 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.