Saturday, September 21, 2019

Perils For Pedestrians 271

  • We look at pedestrian improvements in Decatur, Georgia.
  • We talk with a wheelchair user in Atlanta.
  • PEDS advocates for pedestrians in Atlanta.
  • We attend Walk to School Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • We drop in on the Lantern Parade on the Atlanta Beltline Trail.

Perils For Pedestrians 270: Atlanta

We visit Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has a new Council on Active Transportation.
  • We drop by the Georgia Tech Sidewalk Research Lab.
  • We meet the head of the Buckhead Community Improvement District.

Perils For Pedestrians 269: New Orleans

We visit New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • We learn about 8 80 Cities and Open Streets.
  • We talk with the executive director of Friends of Lafitte Greenway.
  • Bike Easy works to make bicycling easy, safe, and fun.
  • The Louisiana Secretary of Transportation addresses the Walk - Bike - Place Conference.
  • We hear about the Great American Rail Trail.

Perils For Pedestrians 268: Knoxville

We visit Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Refuge islands help pedestrians cross a five lane arterial.
  • We talk with the president of Bike-Walk Knoxville.
  • We look at a street that had a road diet.
  • We travel to Tokyo to take a peek at Shibuya Crossing: "The World's Busiest Crosswalk".

Perils For Pedestrians 267: Vicksburg Bridge

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 who wants people to walk on the bridge.
  • We watch a train cross the bridge.

Perils For Pedestrians 266

  • We learn about a new publication, "Meeting the Needs of People Walking".
  • Walk21 holds their annual conference in Bogota, Colombia.
  • The United Nations Environment Program helps cities improve conditions for pedestrians.
  • The National Association of City Transportation Officials has produced a "Global Street Design Guide".
  • We talk with the President of Pepco Holdings about a new trail under their power lines in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • We talk with the Chair of the Park and Planning Commission about trails and Rights Of Way.

Perils For Pedestrians 265: Bogotá

We visit Bogota, Colombia.
  • We talk with the creator of Ciclovia, where bicyclists take over a network of streets every Sunday.
  • We talk with the head of the Colombian Pedestrian Foundation.
  • Ciclovia in the rain.