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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A new publication, ''Meeting the Needs of People Walking''. The Walk21 conference in Bogota. The UN Environment Program helps cities improve conditions for peds. NACTO ''Global Street Design Guide''. The PEPCO Trail.

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We visit New Orleans. -We learn about 8 80 Cities and Open Streets. -We talk with the exec. dir. of Friends of Lafitte Greenway. -Bike Easy works to make bicycling easy, safe, and fun. -The LA Secretary of DOT. -The Great American Rail Trail.

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We travel to Vicksburg, Mississippi, where an old bridge is closed to pedestrians. We talk with the Superintendent of the Vicksburg Bridge Commission of Warren County. We learn about Friends of the Vicksburg Bridge. We meet a community health advocate.

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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.