Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 1 to 10 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Photo - Mean Streets, Rockville, Maryland (2567 bytes)

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Episode 10

  • A new report, "Mean Streets", looks at the silent epidemic of pedestrian fatalities under the wheels of the automobile. 6,000 pedestrians die every year in the United States!
  • The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk is the first Sunday in May. 50,000 Maryland residents get up early to participate.
  • A homeowner is happy with his new sidewalk in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • A community looks at alternatives to a proposed new highway, which would separate homes from each other and from churches and schools.
  • Intersection of the Month - Lee Highway and Gallows Road in Merrifield, Virginia.

Photo - Missing sidewalk at railroad crossing, Clifton, Virginia (2997 bytes)

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Episode 9

  • ISTEA funds building sidewalks in Clifton, Virginia.
  • New bike lanes provide safe school access in Wickenberg, Arizona.
  • Development of a General Management Plan for Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC.
  • Intersection of the month Wilson Blvd. and Oakland Street, Arlington, Virginia.

Photo - The Metrorail system, Washington, DC. (2506 bytes)

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Episode 8

  • Long range transportation vision planning by the Metropolitan Washington DC Council of Governments.
  • Intersection of the month Fernwood Road and Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland.

Photo - Signs instead of sidewalks, Columbus, Ohio (2070 bytes)

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Episode 7

  • Missing sidewalks along arterials in northwest Columbus, Ohio.
  • Hawaii Centers for Independent Living support pedestrians with disabilities.
  • Intersection of the month Bradley Boulevard and Goldsboro Road, Bethesda Maryland.

Photo - Experimental crosswalk lights, Santa Rosa, California (1521 bytes)

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Episode 6

  • Experimental flashing crosswalks in Santa Rosa, California.
  • The Bay Trail, a 400 mile mixed use trail circling San Francisco Bay. California.
  • Bicycle actuated traffic signals in Berkeley, California.
  • More speeches at the Capital Crescent Trail dedication in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Trail etiquette on a mixed use trail.
  • Intersection of the month Leesburg Pike at Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Photo - Volunteers cut back shrubbery blocking a sidewalk, Bethesda, Maryland

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Episode 5

  • The Hawaii Bicycling League: advocacy and education.
  • Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH): more advocacy and education.
  • The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: a different type of peril. Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
  • TheBus: Oahu Hawaii's award winning transit system.
  • Volunteers maintain sidewalks on Community Service Day, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • A dangerous underpass with no space for pedestrians in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • Dedication of the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, Maryland. Remarks by Rep. James Oberstar(D-Minnesota).
  • Intersection of the month Fairfax Circle in  Fairfax County, Virginia.

Photo -  Obstacle course at police bicycle rodeo, Bethesda, Maryland (3365 bytes)

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Episode 4

  • Revitalizing an older neighborhood with the Renew Montgomery County, Maryland program.
  • Bike Bethesda, Maryland Day, with a police bicycle competition and a children's bicycle safety rodeo.
  • Bill Wilkinson of the Bicycle Federation of America discusses ISTEA, The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act.
  • Intersection of the month Richmond Highway and Kings Highway,  Fairfax County, Virginia.

Photo - Curb extensions shorten crossing distances, Colorado Springs, Colorado (2084 bytes)

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Episode 3

  • Sidewalks that end just short of school crossings, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • The Pikes Peak Area Trails Coalition and natural and paved trails in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Plans to make downtown Colorado Springs pedestrian friendly.
  • Transportation Concepts 2000, and their concerns for pedestrians in Colorado Springs.
  • Intersection of the month Seven Corners in Falls Church, Virginia.

Photo - Missing sidewalks on Western Avenue, Washington, DC

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Episode 2

  • Missing sidewalk on the border between Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • A possible new trolley line between Bethesda and Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • Bicycle racks on buses in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Missing sidewalks near subway stops in northern Virginia.
  • A new sidewalk resembles a maze because of a lawsuit.
  • Intersection of the month Shady Grove Road and Route 355, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Photo - Families protest for sidewalks, Chevy Chase, Maryland (2748 bytes)

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Episode 1

  • Families protest for a sidewalk on Brookville Road, Chevy Chase Village, Maryland.
  • A student group promotes awareness of people with disabilities at the University of Missouri.
  • The Highway Department forgot to put in curb cuts along a rebuilt road in Columbia, Missouri.
  • A blind pedestrian has problems with missing sidewalks in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • A children's bicycle safety rodeo in Vienna, Virginia.
  • Walking along a road crossing over the Washington, DC Beltway can be challenging when the highway engineers forget to think about pedestrians.
  • Intersection of the month King Street, Braddock Road, and Quaker Lane in Alexandria, Virginia.