below is a list of videos on a variety of topics related to pedestrians
and walking issues. This list was compiled by the Transportation Research
Board Committee on Pedestrians. Special thanks to Elise Bremer-Nei for
her work on this effort.
If you are interested in acquiring a video, please contact
the organization listed in the description.
If you know of other walking-related videos that may
be appropriate for inclusion on this list, please contact us.
Sidewalks: Design Issues for Pedestrians with Disabilities (1997)
Four segments on pedestrians with disabilities: Pedestrians Who
Use Wheelchairs, Pedestrians Who Use Walking Aids, Pedestrians Who Are
Blind, and Pedestrians Who Have Low Vision. Includes a single sheet handout:
"Key Features of Accessible Sidewalks". Length: 43 minutes. Available
from Lois Thibault, Coordinator of Training, US Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Board, 1331 F Street NW # 1000, Washington DC 20004-1111. Phone:
202-272-5435 Fax: 202-272-5447 TTY: 202-272-5449 www.access-board.gov
from the Brink: Saving America's Cities by Design (1996)
story of three American cities (Chattanooga, TN; Portland, OR; and Suisun
City, CA) that have revitalized themselves by using architecture and planning
to restore a sense community, improve livability, and enhance economic
viability. Hosted by Charles Royer, former mayor of Seattle. Length: 56:40.
Available from the American Architectural Foundation, 1735 New York Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20006. Phone: 202-626-7514. Fax: 202-626-7420.
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR (1999)
This seven-minute video, taped in Vietnam, shows
the interaction of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor scooters at a busy
downtown intersection. Speeds are lower than they would be if automobiles
were present, but crossing the street can seem impossible to an inexperienced
visitor. For information, contact Herb Pennock Photography, 816 New Mark
Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850. Hpennock@erols.com
the Lines: Adult School Crossing Guard Training (1992)
Covers the five basic adult
school crossing guard procedures for working with safety patrols in a
variety of intersections. This live-action video uses diagrams and an
expert crossing guard to model proper procedures. Produced by the Automobile
Club of Michigan. Length: 21 minutes. Available from the AAA Foundation
for Traffic Safety, Order Fulfillment Center, P.O. Box 8257, Fredericksburg,
VA 22404, Cost: $37.50 ($25 for non-profits). Phone: 1-800-305-SAFE.
in Traffic: Why Are They Different? (1983)
Drivers learn how
children differ from adults in their perception of traffic and why they
can't be expected to fully comprehend traffic rules or the reasons behind
them. Length: 14:12. Available from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,
Order Fulfillment Center, P.O. Box 8257, Fredericksburg, VA 22404, Cost:
$45, ($30 for non-profits). Phone: 1-800-305-SAFE. www.aaafts.org
CHILDREN IN TRAFFIC (1999)
Children see the road
differently from adults. How does children's development affect their perception of traffic?
What behaviors should adults watch for when driving near children? This
update to the AAA Foundation's classic video presents real-life footage
showing how children's perceptions of traffic differ from those of adults.
It provides insight on why children behave unexpectedly and is a must-see
for all drivers. Length: 13 minutes. Available from the AAA Foundation
for Traffic Safety, P.O. box 8257, Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8257. Phone
1-800-377-8999 or fax 540-372-4405 (credit card orders only).
Cities In The Balance: Creating the Transit-Friendly Environment (1993)
This excellent video illustrates the relationship between transit and
land use, and describes ways to make transit an attractive alternative
to the automobile. It also identifies how neighborhoods can be designed
to encourage transit, walking and bicycling. Produced by the San Diego
Metropolitan Transit Development Board. Length: 23:45. Available from
ITE (202-554-8050) for $30. www.ite.org
The visual story of LUTRAQ, the land use,
transportation, air quality study
conducted in Portland, Oregon, this film illustrates a vision of suburban
communities designed for people, not just cars. Developed with the support
of the Energy Foundation. Length: 13-minutes. Available from the Citizens
for Sensible Transportation, 1220 SW Morrison, Suite 535; Portland, OR
97205-2224. Phone: 503- 225-0003. Fax: (503) 225-0333. www.cfst.org firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost (in U.S.): $12.00 plus
A PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN (1995)
This seven-minute narrated slide show
on video was an outreach tool developed to explain the Portland, Oregon,
Pedestrian Master Plan process. For more information contact the City
of Portland Office of Transportation, Engineering and Development, 1120
SW Fifth Avenue, Room 800, Portland OR 97204-1971 Phone:(503) 823-7004
Fax: (503) 823-7371 TDD: (503) 823-6868 e-mail: email@example.com
To School The Safe Way. Length: 10:10
Be Safe on Your
Bike. Length: 12.34
A Walk On The Safe Side. Length: 10
Produced by the Los Angeles Police Department. These tapes are geared to children.
Available from the Traffic Safety Officer, LAPD – South Traffic Division, 4125,
Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008. Phone: 213-485-7742.
This entertaining video presents the challenges faced by suburban
Washington County as the Portland, Oregon region braces for significant
population growth. Vividly demonstrates the connection between land use
patterns and traffic problems as the region struggles with the choice
of building a new bypass freeway or developing transit-oriented communities.
Produced by the Policy Initiates Group. Length: 12-minutes. Available
from the Citizens for Sensible Transportation, 1220 SW Morrison, Suite
535; Portland, OR 97205-2224. Phone: 503- 225-0003. Fax:(503) 225-0333.
www.cfst.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $12 (US) plus
Intersection Design & Street-Crossing Strategies for Blind Pedestrians:
Then and Now
Part One: the strategies that blind people use to cross
streets and how they have changed in the last few decades. Part Two: situations
where, even with modern street-crossing strategies, blind people do not
have enough information to cross safely. Available from Dona Sauerburger,
Orientation and Mobility Specialist, 1606 Huntcliff Way, Gambrills, MD
21054. Phone: 301-858-0138. Cost $7.
Streets That Work: 1996 Seattle Design Commission
This video and its companion book are a
result of an intensive collaboration between planners, designers, engineers and community
members engaged in Seattle's neighborhood planning process. Length: 15
minutes. Available from the Center for Livable Communities, Local Government
Commission, 1414 K Street, Suite 250, Sacramento, CA 95814-3929. Phone:
1-800-290-8202 or 916-448-1198. Fax: 916-448-8246. www.lgc.org
Mission Impossible: Operation Safe Walk
For older adults, traffic safety
professionals, health providers and senior center personnel, this video
parodies the popular television series and movie, Mission Impossible.
Tim Thorpe and his team meet traffic expert, Mitch Miller, who tells them
about an older couple with a dangerous problem. The Team must save these
careless pedestrians from themselves! Length: 16 minutes. Available from
the USDOT, National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, Office
of Communication and Outreach/NTS-21, Washington, DC 20590 (fax 202-493-2062).
From the WalkAlert! Program of the National Safety
Council's South Florida Chapter, developed to teach and reinforce Rules of Safe
Walking to any and all groups, organizations, businesses, and schools.
Length: 10:20. For information, contact Cathy at 954-772-9900, ext. 3008.
New Jersey DoT: Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Video. Length: 30
Statewide Bicycle and
Pedestrian Plan Public Information Video Length: 10 minutes.
Available from the
Advocate, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue,
P.O. Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625. Phone: 609-530-8062.
the right track
Twenty-five years ago, Portland was termed "a city on the
verge of destroying itself". Today it is known as one of the country's
most livable cities. This video describes steps taken by Portland's leaders
to "get on the right track". For a free copy, fax Effie Stallsmith at
the Federal Transit Administration, Office of Planning at 202-493-2478.
Perils for Pedestrians
A monthly cable television series dealing with
pedestrians and related issues (missing sidewalks, dangerous intersections,
transit, bicycling, traffic reduction, etc.) throughout the United States
and Canada. "Perils for Pedestrians" appears on public access cable stations
in many cities across the United States. It is provided free to volunteers
willing to act as the program's sponsor or their local cable access channel.
Available from John Z. Wetmore, Producer of "Perils for Pedestrians",
5305 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301-654-5305. E-mail:
See and Be Seen (1985).
Dramatizes safe street-crossing techniques for young children
(K-2nd Grade). Tells the story of two young boys involved in a traffic
mishap while playing. The boys learn safe crossing rules from a friendly
talking car. Emphasizes the danger of the mid-block dartout and explains
both the driver's and the child's point of view. Length: 9 minutes. Available
from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, P.O. Box 8257, Fredericksburg,
VA 22404-8257 Phone 1-800-377-8999 or fax 540-372-4405 (credit card orders
only). www.aaafts.org Cost: $45 ($30 for non-
Stop and Look with Willie Whistle. Length: 8:16.
Walking with your eyes.
Available from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Phone: 1-800-424-9393, Fax: 202-366-7078, TTY: 1-800-424-9153.
Covers the most basic of reasons to consider pedestrian issues in suburban
areas. Length: 19 minutes. Originally produced for JHK in Orlando, this
video can be customized for other city, county or corporate use. $29.95.
Available from Robert Seidler Productions, 191 Pine Lane, Crawfordville,
FL 32327. Phone: 850-925-6331. E-mail: seidlercine@Worldnet.att.net
Trucks and Bicycles: Sharing the Road Trucks and Pedestrians: Keep it Between
Developed by the American Trucking Association to tech professional
drivers how to deal with other roadway users. Available from ATA, 2200
Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314-4677. Phone: 1-800-ATA-LINE.
User's guide to roundabouts
Oregon Department of Transportation's first modern
roundabout on a State highway officially opened in November 1999 in Bend,
Oregon. It is the setting for this short, informational video on what
a roundabout looks like, how it operates, and how to safely navigate through
one. Produced for all modes -- cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians.
To order a copy, send a check or money order for $11.00 to Photo & Video
Services, Support Service Branch, 355 Capitol Street NE #14-A, Salem OR
This English language videotape describes the work
undertaken by a consortium of experts from seven countries in a European
Union project aimed at enhancing WALking and CYcliNG instead of short
car trips. This research project falls within the EU 4th Framework Workprogramme
DG VII Transport RTD Programme, Urban Sector. The videotape is 28 minutes
long. Very educational, especially for those who have not had the opportunity
to travel to Europe. Available from Christer Hydén/Annika Nilsson, Department
of Technology and Society, Lund Institute of Technology, Box 118, S-221
00 Lund, Sweden. Phone: +46 46 222 9130. Fax: +46 46 123272. E-mail:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: 35USD plus handling.
This video introduces the issues involved in walking to a
community advocate. It presents information on safety, health, facilities, and a process for
organizing a community level pedestrian program. Length: 30 minute. Available
from FHWA. Order by fax to Leverson Boodlal at 202-366-7909 or as part
of the Pedestrian Safety Road Show developed by the USDOT.
Walking, Biking and Livable Cities (1997)
Film of Dan Burden's presentation
in April 1997 in Santa Barbara. Available from the Center for Livable
Communities, Local Government Commission, 1414 K Street, Suite 250, Sacramento,
CA 95814-3929. Phone: 1-800-290-8202 or 916-448-1198, Fax: 916-448-8246.
Through the Years (Caminando a Través de los Años)
Amigos Para Siempre (1998) – Pedestrian Safety for Your Child
Length: 45 minutes.
Pedestrian Safety for Older Adults Length: 34 minutes.
Hispanic and Spanish-speaking adults and children, these telenovas are part of
a safety program that examines specific traffic safety risks faced by
children and older pedestrians and provides easy-to-follow countermeasures
to address them. It creates a dramatic short story featuring characters
enmeshed in a story line that focuses on the issue of pedestrian safety
as it affects situations in the characters' daily lives. Available from
the USDOT, National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, Office
of Communication and Outreach/NTS-21, Washington DC 20590 (or fax 202-493-2062).