Perils for Pedestrians
TV talk about people who walk
Episodes 71 to 80 of Perils for Pedestrians
All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released
Click on any photo for a larger image, a description, and the video.
Episode 80: Alabama
- The remote location proposed for a new school sparked controversy in Sylacauga, Alabama.
- A neighborhood that depends on walking needs to have schools and other destinations nearby in Sylacauga.
- Alabama Safe Kids works to prevent injuries to children.
- The highway safety director for the regional planning commission in Birmingham, Alabama, works to prevent injuries to pedestrians of all ages.
- A pediatrician in Birmingham discusses the importance of physical activity and good nutrition to children.
- Dan Burden explains how to do a walking audit in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- The president of the New Orleans Regional Bicycle Awareness Committee is active in bicycle education.
- The Second New Partners for Smart Growth Conference meets in New Orleans.
- The executive director of the Mississippi River Trail Corporation explains the nature of the trail in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- The vice president of the Minneapolis City Council discusses pedestrians in the twin cities.
- The National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running releases their new publication, "Stop on Red Means Safe on Green", in St. Louis, Missouri.
- The police chief of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, talks about pedestrian safety.
- A Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee sponsored a walkable community workshop in Cedarburg.
- The group Pednet works for pedestrian and pedacycle improvments in Columbia, Missouri.
- The Bicycle-Pedestrian Commission advises the city council in Columbia.
- The Disabilities Commission advises the Mayor in Columbia.
- Citizens for a Safe Route B lobbies for pedestrian improvements on Route B in Columbia.
- A father and son team of authors in Duluth, Minnesota, discuss walking.
- Building sidewalks near schools would save money on hazard busing in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.
- Painted lines in the street are not an adequate substitute for sidewalks in Ashwaubenon.
- Safe Routes Minnesota works to create a safe environment for children walking to school.
- The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals helps its members develop the skills to create walkable places.
- Sidewalks and roundabouts were included in a road project in DePere, Wisconsin.
- Researchers at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo study how roundabouts can create problems for blind pedestrians.
- Researchers at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo study the importance of sidewalks to blind senior citizens.
- Changes to an intersection affect pedestrians in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Groundwork Providence promotes bicycling to work in Rhode Island's Capital.
- The American Society of Civil Engineers celebrates its 150th anniversary in Washington, DC.
- Tucson, Arizona, is experimenting with a new type of pedestrian signal.
- The Lifesavers Conference holds its 20th anniversary meeting in Orlando, Florida.
- The 10th Congress For The New Urbanism is held in Miami Beach, Florida.
Episode 75: Pennsylvania
- Phillywalks on sidewalks as centers of activity in Philadelphia, PA.
- Bicycles and Segway scooters belong in bike lanes, not on sidewalks.
- The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is studying pedestrian access to commuter train stations near Philadelphia.
- The ability to travel on their own is crucial to the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation puts in obstacles instead of sidewalks in York, PA.
- International Walk to School Day at East Silver Spring Elementary School in Maryland.
- The Walking to School Song.
- ESS students lobby the Maryland legislature to make walking the official state exercise.
- Rep. Earl Blumenauer (3rd District, OR) discusses the 8th National Rail~Volution Conference in Washington, DC.
- The Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager at the Federal Highway Administration receives the APBP Lifetime Achievement Award in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
- The Governor's Highway Safety Association meets in Saint Louis, Missouri.
- The National Heart Foundation of Australia looks at the importance of walking to health in Adelaide, South Australia.
- A consultant in Sydney, Australia, promotes Mobility Management.
- Injury Prevention SA and pedestrian fatalities in Adelaide, South Australia.
- The pedestrian advocacy group, Walksafe SA, in Adelaide.
- A ring road and other obstacles to pedestrians come between a community and nearby parkland in Adelaide.
- Planners had to accommodate 400,000 pedestrians each day for the Sydney Olympics.
- Recreational walkers have a choice of walking groups in Canberra, ACT, Australia.
- Conducting crash tests for pedestrians at Adelaide University.
- A new type of energy-absorbing bollard.
- Lowering residential speed limits in the Australian Capital Territory.
- The local bicyclist organization would like to see more speed limits lowered.
- Shared zones keep cars close to walking speed in Melbourne.
- Research demonstrates why lower vehicle speeds are good for pedestrians.
- A chat with the chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia in Sydney.
- Using automatic traffic counters to measure gaps in traffic.
- The Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- An Urban Land Institute conference on Smart Growth in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Local planning in a neighborhood near the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville.
- Blind pedestrians and borderless parking lots.
- Blind pedestrians and a skewed railroad crossing.
- The Centers for Disease Control on the importance of physical activity and walking.