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 talk with an anthropologist in Lisbon, Portugal, about pedestrians and traffic conflicts.

--We talk with a city counselor in Aveiro, Portugal, about walking.

--We look at the Active Access European project to encourage walking.

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--We travel to Omaha, Nebraska, to learn about the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service.

--We visit Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, IN, where walking and bicycling can get you into the park even when the parking lots are full.

--The Toni Morrison Interchange in New Orleans, Louisiana, is not pedestrian-friendly.

--Cars parked on the sidewalk by inconsiderate drivers are a problem in a Pittsburgh neighborhood.

--We learn about Google Maps for bicycling.

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--We learn how speed kills at a pedestrian safety event in Silver Spring, Maryland.

--We meet the executive director of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition in Columbia, South Carolina.

--We meet a mother whose daughter was killed by a speeding driver in Irmo, South Carolina.

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--We learn about the greenways program in Greenville, South Carolina.

--Greenville has been recognized as a bicycle-friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists.

--We talk about bicyclists and pedestrians with the city administrator of Augusta, Georgia.

--The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) meets in Augusta.

--North Augusta, SC, inaugurates a new pump track.

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--We travel to Gaithersburg, Maryland, to learn about fire and evacuation research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

--We look at the role of cognitive systems in managing large crowds, such as the 2009 Inauguration of President Obama.

--We visit the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Richmond, Virginia.

--We meet a maker of bamboo bicycles.

--We meet a maker of titanium bicycles.

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--We learn about the Pathways Commission in Oxford, MS.

--We drop in on Do The Charleston Day in SC.

--We visit an employee bicycle shed in Omaha, NE.

--Brand new utility poles block a sidewalk in Washington, DC.

--We talk with the head of Bike Athens in GA.