Perils For Pedestrians Television

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John Z Wetmore is the host and producer of "Perils For Pedestrians" Television, started in 1996.

"Perils For Pedestrians" is an award-winning public affairs television series on 150 public access cable stations.  It looks at problems confronting pedestrians in communities like yours, and solutions to those problems from across the United States and around the world.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 270,000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world's roads every year.  This television series aims to bring attention to that problem.

Funds raised will be used to pay production expenses, including compensation for the producer.

While I will be grateful for monetary support, you can also help out just by writing your local government about pedestrian needs in your community.  Your elected officials need to hear from you and your neighbors about missing sidewalks, dangerous intersections, and other problems that make it difficult for your children or your grandparents to walk in safety and comfort.

Ask how you can help to get the series on your local public access station.  John at Pedestrians dot Org

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On Episode 61 I visited Mississippi to look at the Old Vicksburg Bridge. I made it back last fall on Episode 267.

We travel to Vicksburg, Mississippi, where an old bridge is closed to pedestrians.
- We talk with the Superintendent of the Vicksburg Bridge Commission of Warren County.
- We learn about Friends of the Vicksburg Bridge.
- We meet a community health advocate who wants people to walk on the bridge.
- We watch a train cross the bridge.
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"Perils For Pedestrians" won the Montgomery Community Media 2018 Viewer's Choice Award.
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For my latest episode, I was back in my part of the country -- Silver Spring, Maryland.

"Perils For Pedestrians" Episode 264:
We visit Silver Spring, Maryland.
0:27 - The Dale Drive Safety Coalition wants sidewalks and crosswalks.
8:52 - We look at pedestrian problems along Georgia Avenue in Montgomery Hills.
19:09 - Forest Glen is also divided by Georgia Avenue.
24:14 - 16th Street needs sidewalks.
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Visit my blog for photos from my recent trip to the National Walking Summit in St. Paul and the international Walk21 conference in Calgary. Interviews from a dozen cities will be included in upcoming episodes. http://pedestrianadvocate.blogspot.com/
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Raised by 6 people in 39 months
Created November 11, 2015
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Shirley Brabender Mattox
13 months ago

Thank you, John, for walking the world, examining safety conditions for pedestrians, and engaging advocates to discuss their community's efforts for improvement. "Perils for Pedestrians" educates our community on Oshkosh Media Cable TV every week.

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Jason Aufdenberg
29 months ago

Really enjoy your programs. Thank you. The sundial bridge in CA episode unified my love for both astronomy and bike/ped. I also enjoy many other programs including the Walk 21 coverage, Safe Routes to School, etc. My community lacks a public access channel. I have suggested your program to my local PBS channel, but no response so far. I only found the 'donate' button inside a youtube video, couldn't find one at pedestrians.org, perhaps you could add one there. When you visit Florida again, you might consider an interview with Herb Hiller (in Deland, FL), president of the St. John's River to Sea Loop, at 260-mile off-road trail, now 30% complete and fully funded by FDOT for complete by 2025 or earlier. More info here: http://www.sjr2c.org

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