Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Episodes 231 to 240 of Perils for Pedestrians

All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released monthly.
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Episode 240 information.

© 2016

Episode 240: 20th Anniversary

  • For our 20th anniversary episode, we take a look back with two long-time pedestrian leaders:
  • Dan Burden, and
  • Peter Lagerwey.

Episode 239 information.

© 2016

Episode 239: Placemaking

  • We visit Vancouver, British Columbia, for Placemaking Week.
  • We learn about the transportation initiative of the Project for Public Spaces.
  • The Vancouver Public Space Network champions public spaces in their city.
  • We drop in on a Canadian placemaking workshop.

Episode 238 information.

© 2016

Episode 238

  • Students look at their walk to school at Lanier Middle School in Fairfax City, VA.
  • Residents of Senior Housing hold a protest march for sidewalks and crosswalks in Silver Spring, MD.
  • Traffic safety in Seoul, South Korea.

Episode 237 information.

© 2016

Episode 237

  • We visit Columbus, Ohio, for the Safe Routes To School National Conference.
  • We learn about the Columbus Area Pedestrian Safety Committee.
  • We talk with a city council member in Morgantown, West Virginia, about walkability.
  • We visit the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living.

Episode 236 information.

© 2016

Episode 236: Morgantown, West Virginia

  • We visit Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • Students learn about governance at West Virginia University.
  • We learn about the Pedestrian Safety Committee.
  • We meet the director of the Mon River Trails Conservancy.

Episode 235 information.

© 2016

Episode 235: Maryland

  • We talk with the police chief about Vision Zero in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • We attend the Maryland Bike Symposium.
  • We look at an idea for Speed Camera Lotto.
  • We drop in on the Vision Zero announcement.
  • The Maryland Secretary of Transportation addresses the Bike Symposium.

Episode 234 information.

© 2016

Episode 234: Snow

  • We look at the impact of a major snow storm on pedestrians.
  • We talk with a resident of Bethesda about snow blocking the sidewalk.
  • A wheelchair user discusses the snow.
  • Snow plows use sidewalks for snow storage.
  • An elderly pedestrian gives her experience with the snow.

Episode 233 information.

© 2015

Episode 233

  • We look at autonomous vehicles and pedestrians.
  • We visit Smart Growth America to learn about their new report, "Rebuilding Downtown".

Episode 232 information.

© 2015

Episode 232

  • We attend an obesity summit in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • We learn about the Eat Well, Be Active partnership.
  • We drop in on the White House Conference on Aging.
Episode 231 information.

© 2015

Episode 231

  • All Walks DC, a local pedestrian advocacy organization.
  • A close call with a distracted driver in Washington, DC.
  • A Day of Action For Safety demonstration in Montgomery County, MD.
  • A poorly placed pedestrian button on the way to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
  • Wheelmap, a crowdsourced app for wheelchair accessibility.
  • Is it safer to walk with traffic, or against traffic?