The perils facing pedestrians and bicyclists on public roads are the subject of a public television program episode that is now available online. Bicycle racing in Maryland is just one of the subjects featured on Episode 107 of "Perils For Pedestrians."
John Z Wetmore, host of the television series, opens the new program with an interview with Mark Sommers of DC Velo. Sommers is the organizer of a criterium bicycle racing event in Silver Spring, Maryland. Sommers discusses the logistics of holding a race on closed-off streets in a dense downtown area. Wetmore also interviews Rebecca Larson, winner of the women's professional race.
Also featured in the show is a an interview is with Caryn Giarratano, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Transportation. She is working to include bicyclists and pedestrians in planning and design at MoDOT, a process called "routine accommodation" or "complete streets".
"Perils For Pedestrians" is a public affairs television series that looks at problems confronting pedestrians and bicyclists in their communities, and solutions to those problems from across the United States, and around the world. John Z Wetmore, host of the series, has interviewed advocates, engineers, planners, and public officials in all 50 states and in 9 foreign countries. In addition to The Universityhouse Channel on satellite, "Perils For Pedestrians" appears on over 100 public access cable channels. Episode 107 can also be seen on Google Video at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7288397554545138503