Episode features the architecture of the Boston Greenway; the walkability of Dupont Circle; and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at CicLAvia in downtown L.A.
Burbank, Calif. - May 28, 2013 -KCETLink's original multi-media series, City Walk, premieres its second episode in Southern California on KCET Thursday, May 30 at 10 p.m. and nationally on Link TV Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. City Walk continues its spotlight on walkable neighborhoods in major cities while inspiring viewers to discover urban areas by foot and re-connecting us with our bodies.
This installment journeys from Boston to Los Angeles, as communities all across America continue their revolutionary transformation from the streets back to the sidewalks. The work of legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted is explored; his visionary 19th century genius continues to reshape the city of Boston (and virtually every urban park in the US).
The Pasadena Humane Society's annual Wiggle Waggle Walk introduces us to Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and a pack of friendly canines. Then, on the sidewalks of San Francisco, pedestrians have learned how to beat the traffic and travel in style on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit System).
Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States hosts a humorous look at modern conveniences and their surprising consequences. And finally - during CicLAvia hundreds of thousands of people shut down the streets of Los Angeles in a colorful 15-mile ride from Downtown to Venice Beach to celebrate LA's day without cars. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also explains the importance of Los Angeles becoming a more greener, safer, and civic-minded city.
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