Episode 108: Walking Is Where I Get All My Best Ideas
Episode 108 of City Walk blasts across America from the skies above Camarillo to a racetrack in Fontana and straight to Washington DC where the 2013 Walking Summit is paving the path for a more walkable future for everyone. Have you ever wanted to stroll around a NASCAR speedway but were afraid of becoming road kill? Join a group of intrepid fans as they take a walk on the wild side and experience a rush you can only get on your own two feet.
Most people think that once a road is paved it’s the end of the story, but in some neighborhoods things are changing. Join us on a special walking tour where we experience first hand the many innovations taking place on our streets and sidewalks to make them more pedestrian friendly.
What happens when hundreds of people gather in our nation’s capital to exchange ideas, share solutions and dream about a reimagined America, where Everybody Walks? We take you center stage and behind the scenes of the very first Walking Summit where we’ll meet the leaders, planners, and developers who are dedicated to bringing our country literally back on its feet.
Some people walk on sidewalks, others prefer trails but one man gets his thrill walking two miles high in the sky and freefalling to the ground at 120 miles per hour… feet first.
Walk in the Park: NASCAR
Watch as NASCAR fans get some exercise and experience the race track on foot. With a slogan of “Live Positively,” the Coca-Cola Track Walk allows fans to get up close to the competition, walking the track before the race. It gives you a first hand experience with the track the drivers use. Take inspiration from your favorite drivers and get out and move.
American Dreams: 2013 Walking Summit
The Walking Summit in Washington, D.C. is a three-day summit bringing people from communities all across the country to convene and discuss walking, focusing on why people value walking and walkability. The Summit provides a platform to bring together local action from across the country to energize and inspire. Listen to the top walking activists discuss why they love walking and what it can do for you, sharing in one common goal: to get people walking and make cities more walkable.
Walks of Life: Petworth Walking Tour
Join us as we journey through the Petworth Neighborhood of Washington, D.C, a revitalizing mid-city neighborhood, centered around a metro station. Many efforts have been made to open up the area to pedestrians, making walkways more walkable and safe.
Walk Score: Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. is renowned for its walkability, earning a 98 out of 100. It’s earned itself number 7 on Walkscore’s Top 10 more walkable cities is Washington, D.C. Neha Bhatt of Smart Growth America shares why this neighborhood is an exceptional place to take a stroll, featuring such sites as the Phillips Collection and the Brewmaster’s Castle.
Walks of Life: C&O Canal
Explore on foot what makes Washington, D.C. unique. A well-planned city with no high rises, making it a very open city, with more trees then any other US city. Walking tours throughout the area allow pedestrians to explore the city and its history on foot. Refresh your mind and surround yourself by nature in one of the cities many parks.
Can’t Walk There: Skydiving
Take a walk through the sky with first-time skydiver Billy Sullivan. Take a plane two miles up in the sky for a 120 mph free fall. A journey that take 8 minutes to get to the ground and shows the diver an aerial view of the California coastline below.