Perils for Pedestrians

"Perils For Pedestrians" is a public affairs television series that looks at problems confronting pedestrians in communities like yours, and solutions to those problems from across the United States and around the world. Each 28-minute episode consists of several interviews with advocates, planners, engineers, and public officials, on a broad range of issues of concern to pedestrians. The program occasionally looks at bicyclists, transit, and broader issues of urban design and public health. Since 1996, the host of the series, John Z Wetmore, has conducted interviews in all 50 states, and 15 foreign countries.

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Perils for Pedestrians

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We visit Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Dale Drive Safety Coalition wants sidewalks and crosswalks.

We look at pedestrian problems along Georgia Avenue in Montgomery Hills.

Forest Glen is also divided by Georgia Avenue.

16th Street needs sidewalks.

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We visit Boston, Massachusetts.

We talk with the chief engineer about sidewalks,

We learn about WalkBoston and pedestrian advocacy,

We drop in on the Liveable Streets Alliance,

We look at the Smoot and the nature of distance.

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We visit High River, Alberta:

- We talk with Alberta Health Services about walking.

- We learn about Our High River.

- We look at levee trails and city sidewalks.

Then we visit Calgary:

- Alberta Health Services helps many towns work on walkability.

- We look at the impact of dogs in public space.

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We travel to Calgary, Alberta.

- We learn about the local organizing committee for the Walk21 conference.

- We talk with the Mayor of Calgary.

- We meet the Chief Urban Designer for Calgary.

- What did a transportation planner learn when she had her first child?

- We talk with Jim Walker, the Director of Walk21.

- We take a quick look at the +15 walkway network.

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We visit Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

- We talk with a member of the bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee.

- We learn about Pedal Fergus Falls.

- The West Central Initiative helps small towns with pedestrian issues.

- We head north of the border to meet an advocate in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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We visit St. Paul, Minnesota.

America Walks holds the National Walking Summit.

We talk with the chair of the local host committee.

We learn about Our Streets Minneapolis.

We get the thoughts of a pedestrian advocate.

We hear from the Deputy Mayor.