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Perils for Pedestrians has also appeared in the print media

Words of Caution for the Wary Pedestrian by Marc Fisher
Washington Post , Washington, DC. March 29, 2001 page B01

Pedestrians in Peril
Washington Post , Washington, DC. January 3, 1999 page C8

Sidewalks, please (editorial)
Fairfax Journal , Fairfax Virginia. August 6, 1998 page 4

Where sidewalk ends, danger begins
The Fairfax Journal, Fairfax, Virginia. August 3, 1998 page 1

Mean Streets. For Senior Pedestrians, the rules of the road offer meager protection
Washington Post, Washington, DC. July 21, 1998 page Z06

Pedestrian advocate creates watchdog television program
Bethesda Gazette, Bethesda, Maryland. December 24, 1997 page A-9

Pedestrian Program Shown Weekly
The Metro Herald, Washington DC. October 10, 1997 page 5

Videographer 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

Excerpt

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

Excerpt

Suburban development isn't often geared to walkers, and Mr. Wetmore's spotlight points out how slapdash planning can lead to outright dangerous situations.

 

Where sidewalk ends, danger begins
The Fairfax Journal, Fairfax, Virginia. August 3, 1998. Page 1. Full article

Excerpt

(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.

 

Mean Streets.
For Senior Pedestrians, the rules of the road offer meager protection.
Washington Post
, Washington, DC. July 21, 1998 page Z06.

Excerpt

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

Excerpt

...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.

 

Pedestrian Program Shown Weekly
The Metro Herald, Washington DC. Published October 10, 1997. Full article

Excerpt

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 perils
Bethesda Gazette, Bethesda, MD. Published January 22, 1997 Full article

Excerpt

"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."

Wetmore, a former government economist who has a master's from Yale and bachelor's from Princeton, believes sidewalks are necessities, not amenities...

 

Pedestrian sign from the
Manual of Traffic Signs,
by Richard C. Moeur

Updated April 25, 2001

 

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