Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 168

Topics in Episode 168:

  • We travel to Flanders, Belgium, where advocates reopened an ancient country footpath.

  • We look at a footpath through a parking garage in Brussels.

  • We visit the wide street in front of the Royal Palace.

  • We learn about the European Greenways Association.


Bike path through parking garage

A pedestrian-bicycle path goes through the parking garage for a mall in Brussels, Belgium. The mall and its garage had been built across an ancient footpath, cutting off access by the public. However, the right of way was shown in the official 1842 map of roads, giving it the force of law. The problem was solved by creating the path through the garage to restore public access to the historic right of way.