Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Building Implosion, Arlington, VA

 An 18-story Holiday Inn was taken down by implosion in December, 2020.  It will be replaced by a pair of tall towers, just a few blocks from the Rosslyn Metrorail station.

The building was reduced to a pile of rubble in 15 seconds.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Perils For Pedestrians 278: Switzerland

 We visit Switzerland. 

  • We learn about a Traffic Garden in Basel.
  • We look at crash testing for pedestrians.
  • We look at road safety in Basel.
  • We talk with a planner visiting from Croatia. 

Perils For Pedestrians 277: Zurich 3

 We visit Zurich, Switzerland.

  • We look at how pedestrians got into the Swiss constitution.
  • Swiss courts have upheld the right to a crosswalk.
  • We talk with the Chief of Road Safety for Zurich.
  • We talk with a former member of parliament about speed.
  • We learn about experiments in counting pedestrians.

Perils For Pedestrians 276: Zurich 2

 We visit Zurich, Switzerland.

  • We look at changes in two neighborhoods when heavy traffic was removed.
  • We look at a new development by the Swiss Railway.
  • How will Autonomous Vehicles impact pedestrians?

Perils For Pedestrians 275: Zurich 1

We visit Zurich. 
  • Pedestrian refuge islands. 
  • We talk with a member of the Executive Council about the new Transportation Plan. 
  • The Swiss Pedestrians Association is defending the sidewalk for peds. 
  • We look at travel mode trends for Swiss youth.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Perils For Pedestrians 274: Rotterdam

We visit Rotterdam. 
  • Walk21 holds their 20th annual conference.
  • The Pedestrians Association has their 90th birthday.
  • We look at the connection between walking and transit.
  • We talk with the Deputy Mayor For Mobility from Ghent, Filip Watteeuw. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Perils For Pedestrians 273: Portland

We visit Portland, Oregon.
  • We learn about Portland's new pedestrian plan, PedPDX.
  • We look at pedestrian improvements in the Lloyd District.
  • What does research show us about what makes people walk?
  • The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) meets in Portland.