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Apr 4

City Walk - Episode 5

Episode 5 of City Walk explores the hidden shorelines of Manhattan and travels high into the Rocky Mountains with stops in Denver, Portland and Washington DC as communities across America rediscover their sidewalks and trails.

Most people think of New York as a city filled with taxis and skyscrapers, but not the Shorewalkers. They celebrate the parks, promenades and trails along the water. Once a year over a thousand people circumnavigate the entire island of Manhattan, some 32 miles in a single day in a unique event called The Great Saunter.

Once upon a time most children traveled to school by foot instead of by car. We take a nostalgic look at 'the walk to school' and discover what's been lost and what can be gained when kids get back on their feet.

What do trees have to do with sidewalks? If you answered shade, you're only half correct. In fact, some communities think trees and sidewalks are so important together, they mandate them. But for some people sidewalks are too tame, just ask the man who in 1925 decided walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, not at the bottom but across the top.

Did you know that Denver is the 5th fittest city in the United States but according to John Hickenlooper they want to be number one? Meet the Governor of Colorado and discover how many places you can get to on foot in the mile high city.

Every 21 seconds someone is diagnosed with Diabetes, but there's a miracle cure that can not only reduce but actually prevent almost half the cases of the fastest growing disease in America... and it's not a pill.

What exactly is Volkswalking? Follow an amazing community of people on an uplifting journey that strengthens their legs as well as their hearts, uniting family and friends on some of the most spectacular trails of life.