Perils For Pedestrians

About this original series

***IMPORTANT**** As of September 1, this Blip account will be closed. Look for "Perils For Pedestrians" at http://www.YouTube.com/PedAdvocate *****IMPORTANT***** A public affairs 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. Host John Z Wetmore talks with advocates, engineers, planners, and public officials in all fifty states and a dozen foreign countries. Watch it on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Not on where you live? Ask how you can help get it on. http://www.pedestrians.org

  • # Episodes

    151 episodes
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Episodes of Perils For Pedestrians

    • Perils For Pedestrians 189: Snow in Newton

      www.pedestrians.org An in depth look at sidewalk snow removal in Newton, Massachusetts. --Snow and accessibility. --Snow and Safe Routes To School. --Snow and public policy. . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.

      • Release date
        Nov 15, 2013
      • Runtime
        28:00
    • Perils For Pedestrians 188

      --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.

      • Release date
        Sep 27, 2013
      • Runtime
        28:00
    • Perils For Pedestrians 187

      http://www.pedestrians.org --We talk with David Dionne, the Executive Director of Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Red Mountain was the source of iron ore for the Birmingham steel industry. After the mines close, the mountain lay fallow for decades until it the park was created. When finished, it will be one of the major urban parks in America. --We talk with Michael Ronkin about the importance of destinations for pedestrians. Sidewalks and crosswalks are needed to let pedestrians tra...

      • Release date
        Jul 8, 2013
      • Runtime
        28:01
    • Perils For Pedestrians 186

      http://www.pedestrians.org --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. . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.

      • Release date
        Jun 18, 2013
      • Runtime
        28:01
    • Perils For Pedestrians 185

      http://www.pedestrians.org --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. . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can b...

      • Release date
        Jun 7, 2013
      • Runtime
        28:01
    • Perils For Pedestrians 184

      http://www.pedestrians.org --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. . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable cha...

      • Release date
        May 28, 2013
      • Runtime
        28:01
    • Perils For Pedestrians 183

      http://www.pedestrians.org --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 parking on the sidewalk are a problem in a Pittsburgh neighborhood. --We learn about Google Maps f...

      • Release date
        Feb 4, 2013
      • Runtime
        28:04
    • Perils For Pedestrians 182

      --We visit the Koln International School of Design in Germany. 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. --We look at the LifeCycle project to promote bicyc...

      • Release date
        Sep 5, 2012
      • Runtime
        28:06
    • Perils For Pedestrians 181: Portugal

      --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. . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. www.pedestrians.org

      • Release date
        Jun 17, 2012
      • Runtime
        28:06
    • Perils For Pedestrians 180: Lisbon

      --We learn about the pedestrian accessibility plan for Lisbon, Portugal. --We talk with a consultant about planning for pedestrians. --We look at trams and trains around Lisbon. . . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. www.pedestrians.org

      • Release date
        Jun 16, 2012
      • Runtime
        28:08