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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A new pedestrian-bicycle lane on a Missouri River bridge in Kansas City. A ped-bike path cantilevered off a Missouri River bridge in Jefferson City. A blind pedestrian discusses accessible pedestrian signals in Kansas City. A look at Bike To Work Day in Bethesda, Maryland.

Perils for Pedestrians

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--We visit St. Louis to learn about the Pedestrian and Bicycle Council of the Institute of Transportation Engineers,

--We head north to Minneapolis for the Safe Routes To School National Conference.

--We look at the need for sidewalks in Edina, Minnesota.

--We drop in on the Corporate Cycling Challenge bike ride in Omaha, Nebraska.

Perils for Pedestrians

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--The BMW vice president of vehicle safety talks about their latest innovations to keep pedestrians safe. 

--Public health partnerships and walking in Worcester, MA.

--A Fairfield, CT, public workshop brings in ideas to make the city walkable and bikeable.

Perils for Pedestrians

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--We visit the Koln International School of Design in Germany (KISD). Their Cultural Library program has students look at everyday things from a new perspective. Results are compared with students in other countries. Two of the projects looked at parking bicycles and waiting at bus stops.

--How might a designer think about electric vehicles?

--We talk with a bicyclist who moved from Amsterdam to Cologne.

--We meet a pedestrian advocate from Nairobi at the Walk21 conference.

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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.