John Wetmore interviews advocates and government planners about problems such as missing sidewalks and crosswalks, dangerous intersections, speeding traffic, and obstacles to wheelchair users and people with disabilities, and solutions to such problems. This show is a public affairs series on public access cable television stations in 150 cities in the United States.
Perils For Pedestrians looks at problems confronting pedestrians in communities like ours and solutions to those problems from across the United States and around the world.
John Z Wetmore is an independent television producer, specializing in documentaries, when he isn’t working on Perils For Pedestrians. In 2000 John was appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety by Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan. In 2001 he was appointed to the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee by Governor Parris Glendening, re-appointed by Governor Robert Ehrlich and Governor Martin O’Malley.
John was born in a neighborhood in Minnesota with 6-foot-wide sidewalks. After his family moved to Illinois, starting in kindergarten he walked to school along 5-foot-wide sidewalks. When he was in sixth grade, his family moved to a suburban neighborhood in Maryland, a half a mile from the nearest sidewalk! Thirty years later, his family celebrated when the County finally built a sidewalk along their street.
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