Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Special Topics

Sidewalk Placement Two dozen reasons to have a planting strip between the sidewalk and the curb.

Pedestrian Bridges When you need them, when they are a good option, and when they will fail.

Reasons to Retrofit Roads with Sidewalks Two dozen reasons why we like to have sidewalks to walk on.

Transportation Right-of-Way Use by Pedestrians Paved trails are compatible with almost any type of right-of-way. See also our Gallery of Power Line Right-of-Way Trails.

Sidewalk Obstructions Sidewalks are often treated as unused space, available as a convenient place to put all manner of things, from parked cars to utility poles. But filling a sidewalk with obstructions can be highly detrimental to pedestrians trying to use the sidewalk for its intended purpose. If you stop thinking of sidewalks as an easy place to stick stuff, you can usually think of a better place to put potential obstructions.