Perils for Pedestrians
TV talk about people who walk
Episodes 81 to 90 of Perils for Pedestrians
All episodes are 28 minutes long. A new episode is released
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- The Washington (DC) Metropolitan Transit Authority launches its "Metro is Accessible" project.
- The South Carolina Transportation Commission has a new ped and bike policy.
- The Center for Transit Oriented Development goes back to the future.
- A new study looks at the health effects of sprawl.
- The America Bikes Coalition works to get fair treatment for peds and bikes in federal policies
- A preview of the 2004 National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates in Silver Spring, MD.
- The National Safe Kids Coalition works to keep young pedestrians safe.
- A new study by the EPA finds that walkable schools create less auto air pollution.
- The League of American Bicyclists prepares for The National Bike Summit in Washington, DC.
- The Maryland Highway Safety Office promotes a "targeted crosswalk enforcement detail" in Silver Spring, Maryland. The decoy pedestrians are from the Montgomery County police.
- In Charleston, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League has helped pass legislation relaxing school acreage requirements.
- Transportation Alternatives has been advocating for pedestrians and bicyclists in Brooklyn, New York.
- The inauguration of the East Coast Greenway in Washington, DC.
- Seattle Washington's Pedestrian Summer.
- Seattle DOT's pedestrian program.
- The Bicycle Alliance of Washington is studying the adjudication of ped and bike crashes.
- The University of Washington encourages its employees to walk to work.
- A designer makes infrastructure projects more humane.
- Howard Dean on peds and bikes.
- A bill to make walking the official exercise of Maryland is vetoed by Governor Ehrlich in Annapolis.
- The Rails to Trails Conservancy hosts a conference in Providence, RI.
- Project for Public Spaces meets in New York City.
- In Brooklyn, the Honku Poet has an antidote to road rage.
- The TMA Group and Transportation Management in Franklin, TN.
- The 4th international Walk21 Conference on Walking in the 21st Century is held in Portland, OR.
- The Third National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates also is held in Portland.
- The Vancouver International Discovery Walk Festival takes place across the Columbia River in Washington.
- Portland celebrates the 100th anniversary of their Olmsted plan.
- Olmsted's vision of a 40 mile loop trail is finally being realized in Portland.
- A neighborhood group works on local trail connections in Southwest Portland.
- A suburban sports arena moves to downtown Washington, DC.
- An experimental self-cleaning restroom is planned for the Huntington Metro Station in Fairfax County, Virginia.
- A discussion with the president of Walk-Bike Nashville.
- The Virginia Bicycle Federation would like to see policy changes by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
- The Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces policy changes to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists at the Bike-Walk Virginia conference in Portsmouth.
- The new Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Pedestrian planning in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Broadway is the "Main Street" of Sylacauga, Alabama.
- A businessman chose to locate on Broadway for its pedestrian environment.
- A cyclist is pushing for bike lanes in Sylacauga.
- Transportation is an important issue at a family services center in Sylacauga.
- Mayor Patrick McCrory talks about sidewalks in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Linda Crider, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, talks about children walking to school.
- A pedestrian bridge is the subject of the Ninth Witters Student Design Competition at the University of Florida.
- A new pedestrian bridge connects downtown to a park in Franklin, Tennessee.
- Linda Armstrong Kelly talks about The Texas Bicycle Coalition at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC.
- Greg Lemond, a three time winner of the Tour De France, talks about bicycling in the United States.
- United States Representative James Oberstar, ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, gives the history of federal transportation policy.