Perils for Pedestrians
TV talk about people who walk
Episodes 51 to 60 of Perils for Pedestrians
All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released
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- The State Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee in Utah.
- Plans for a new bicycle station and multimodal center in Denver, CO.
- The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) meets in Chicago, IL.
- ITE's new Pedestrian and Bicycle Council.
- Traffic problems in Chicago's 48th Ward.
- Postcards from Russia - the peculiar placement of pipes.
- A new safety device for transit buses.
- Governor Vilsack walks across Iowa.
- The Fifth Annual Native American Lifesavers Conference in Bismarck, ND.
- Pedestrians form 25 percent of traffic fatalities in Indian Country.
- Bike-Walk Virginia meets in Charlottesville, VA.
- An old pedestrian mall is seeing new life in Charlottesville, VA.
- The League of American Bicyclists hosts a legislative summit in Washington, DC.
- The Thunderhead Alliance promotes local bicycle advocacy.
Episode 58: New Zealand
- Safekids and young pedestrians in New Zealand.
- Pedestrians and the Auckland City Council.
- A sensory garden in the Auckland Domain.
- The Cyclist Advocates Network in New Zealand.
- The Auckland Harbor Bridge has no bicycle or pedestrian facilities.
- Finding happiness with a bicycle instead of a car.
- Automobile dealers who block the footpath in Auckland.
Episode 57: Australia
- Innovative pedestrian crossings in Melbourne, Australia.
- Automated pedestrian gates at railroad crossings in Melbourne.
- A cooperative effort produced a new publication, "Providing For Journeys On Foot", in the United Kingdom.
- A new rigorous drivers license program in Canberra, Australia.
- The historical expansion of cities around the one-hour travel distance.
- Urban design in Melbourne
Episode 56: Australia
- The International Walking Conference in Perth, Australia.
- New Urbanism in Australia.
- Measuring transportation mode share for pedestrians.
- Increasing pedestrian mode share.
- The National Heart Foundation tackles obstacles to walking in Australia.
- Making Western Australia "Walk Friendly"
- Picket fences are not enough to recreate a traditional neighborhood in Cary, NC.
- Smart Growth America is a new coalition working for more liveable, sustainable communities.
- The Transportation Research Board meets every January in Washington, DC.
- A Walking Security Index is being developed at the University of Ottawa.
- The second class treatment of pedestrians at a first class hotel in Washington, DC.
- International Walk to School Day in Lakewood, Ohio.
- The first cell phone law in the USA in Brooklyn, Ohio.
- Fences block pedestrian access to a library in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
- The Alaska Center for Injury Prevention in Anchorage.
- The East Coast Greenway trail is under development.
- Amtrak will soon allow bicycles on trains in the Northeast Corridor.
- Keeping sidewalks open for pedestrians during construction in Phoenix, Arizona.
- The role of the Planning Commission in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- An innovative intersection where a bicycle route crosses a major street in Tucson, Arizona.
- Training activists to speak on pedestrian issues in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Walking six miles to the bus stop after cuts in transit service in Anchorage, Alaska.
- The Trails and Greenways coalition in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Absurdly wide streets in Fairfax County, Virginia.
- Walking for health with Walk El Paso in El Paso, Texas.
- Almost one fourth of fatal crashes in New Mexico involve a driver without a valid license.
- A major traffic calming project along Fifth Street in Tempe, Arizona.
- An in-depth look at transportation in Tempe, Arizona.
- The Transit Manager.
- The Transportation Commission.
- Arizona State University and students with disabilities.
- The Transportation Director.