Season 1 Episode 45:
A CRITICAL CONVERSATION
W/ ANGIE SCHMITT, AUTHOR OF THE NEW ISLAND PRESS BOOK
RIGHT OF WAY
In this episode, we dive deep into details of a devastating trend over the past decade where we have seen a dramatic increase in the number and rate of pedestrian fatalities on our roadways.
Angie Schmitt is the author of the new book Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America published by Island Press. John and Angie discuss the many complicated and convoluted reasons why this has been happening and talk about some of the inspiring, hopeful stories of change she highlighted in the book.
- Streetfilms video of Jorge Canez aka Peatónito (“little pedestrian”) https://www.streetfilms.org/peatonito-is-in-nyc-protecting-pedestrians-from-cars-in-the-crosswalk/
- Streetsblog USA
- Pedestrian Safety: The Last Frontier – Clarence M. Ditlow, III https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Ditlow
- It Could Be Me campaign, Triny Willerton
- Families for Safe Streets https://www.transalt.org/familiesforsafestreets
- STROAD Defined
- Angie’s new firm: 3mph Planning and Consulting
- The suburb where everyone can walk to school, Lakewood, OH: Streetsblog article and Streetsfilms video
- Disney’s Motor Mania Cartoon – Mr. Walker vs. Mr. Wheeler, video
- Hans Monderman – Shared Streets
Audio Production by Active Towns
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