Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 167

Topics in Episode 167:

  • We look at planning for the largest pedestrian event in Washington history, President Obama's inauguration.

  • Thousands of cyclists took advantage of valet bicycle parking for the inauguration.

  • We learn about Humana's Freewheelin' bicycle sharing program in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Humana took their bicycle program to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

  • We talk with a convention delegate who tried out the shared bicycles.

     

Pedestrians fill a major highway bridge

Pedestrians leave the Inauguration of President Obama on the I-395 bridge over the Potomac River. The bridges between northern Virginia and downtown Washington, DC, were closed to everyone except pedestrians, bicyclists, and authorized vehicles. The only way the massive crowds could be handled was by creating a large car-free zone around the mall. People arrived and left by subway, bus, bicycle, and on foot.