Perils for Pedestrians has also appeared in the print media
of Caution for the Wary Pedestrian by Marc Fisher
Washington Post , Washington, DC. March 29, 2001 page B01
Washington Post , Washington, DC. January 3, 1999 page C8
Fairfax Journal , Fairfax Virginia. August 6, 1998 page 4
sidewalk ends, danger begins
The Fairfax Journal, Fairfax, Virginia. August 3, 1998 page 1
Streets. For Senior Pedestrians, the rules of the road offer meager protection
Washington Post, Washington, DC. July 21, 1998 page Z06
advocate creates watchdog television program
Bethesda Gazette, Bethesda, Maryland. December 24, 1997 page A-9
Program Shown Weekly
The Metro Herald, Washington DC. October 10, 1997 page 5
pounds pavement for TV show about pedestrian perils
Bethesda Gazette, Bethesda, Maryland. January 22, 1997 page 3
|Pedestrians in Peril
Washington Post, Washington DC. January 3, 1999. Page C8. Full article
|At 9:50 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, a pedestrian was struck and fatally
injured at the corner of Bradley Boulevard and Goldsboro Road in Bethesda. The pedestrian
was a 69-year-old woman ..... This was an avoidable accident .... The intersection of
Bradley Boulevard and Goldsboro Road has no pedestrian signal. It has no marked crosswalk.
It has no provisions for pedestrians whatsoever. The light on Bradley Boulevard will not
even change to red unless a car is waiting on Goldsboro Road.
|Sidewalks, please (editorial)
The Fairfax Journal, Fairfax, Virginia. August 6, 1998. Page 4. Full article
|Suburban development isn't often geared to walkers, and
Mr. Wetmore's spotlight points out how slapdash planning can lead to outright dangerous
|Where sidewalk ends, danger begins
The Fairfax Journal, Fairfax, Virginia. August 3, 1998. Page 1. Full article
|(John Z) Wetmore points to the faded crosswalk marks, sidewalks that
simply end after several yards and the steep incline of a nearby sidewalk as being
particularly pedestrian "un-friendly."
Since "Perils for
Pedestrians" has been airing on Media General Cable's Channel 10 (the second Tuesday
of each month at 10 a.m.), the show has been picked up by over 20 public access channels
in the U.S. From New York to Hawaii, (the) potential audience is estimated by Halley to be
about 11 million viewers.
For Senior Pedestrians, the rules of the road offer
Washington Post, Washington, DC. July 21, 1998
|The Washington, D.C., area varies tremendously in its pedestrian
friendliness," said John Wetmore, producer of a cable-access series "Perils for
Pedestrians." The city features the wide sidewalks and human scale that make
Northeastern cities among the nation's most walkable...
|Pedestrian advocate creates watchdog television program
Bethesda Gazette, Bethesda, MD. Published December 24, 1997 Full article
|...new pedestrian advocacy concept called, "new
urbanism," which encourages building of walk-able communities where people are not
forced to drive each time they go out.
We've created a lot of
problems by not making it possible for people to walk in their own neighborhoods.
Program Shown Weekly
The Metro Herald, Washington DC. Published October 10, 1997. Full article
|The program looks at the bad and the good, interviewing
advocates, planners, and public officials about problems that confront pedestrians on a
daily basis, and solutions that have worked in cities across North America.
|Videographer pounds pavement for TV show about pedestrian
Bethesda Gazette, Bethesda, MD. Published January 22, 1997 Full article
|"I know from my activities as a pedestrian advocate
that a lot of people are unhappy with situations, but they suffer in silence because they
think that's the way it's always been, there's no other way," (John Z Wetmore) said.
"I'm trying to show there are alternatives."
former government economist who has a master's from Yale and bachelor's from Princeton,
believes sidewalks are necessities, not amenities...