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City Walk

Long Spaces that You Can Dream Away In

Season 1 Episode 107

Episode 7 of "City Walk" takes viewers to Boston, New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles on a very special journey to some of the great parks in America - both old and new.

We meet legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose visionary genius continues to reshape the city of Boston along with virtually every 19th century urban park in the country. We highlight the amazing walkability of Olmsted's first creation, Central Park in New York.

Then we take a walking tour of Manhattan's neighborhood parks, including a visit to a vibrant public space where we're surprised to find out that not every park is green.

We visit the still-in-development Los Angeles State Park, currently the home of fairs and gatherings. One such gathering is FYF Fest, where more than 30,000 people take public transportation to hear 57 bands play on four stages in two days!

At one point Atlanta was one of the least walkable cities in the United States. Today it's ahead of the curve thanks to construction of the BeltLine, a 22-mile pedestrian-friendly corridor. We explore this unique combination of rails, trails, and green space through the joyful eyes of the happiest freight train conductor in Georgia.

Our journey concludes with a stroll on The Highline, an elevated, linear park renovated from an abandoned train line and now one of the most popular attractions in New York for tourists and locals alike.

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Season 1, Episode 8: Walking Is Where I Get All My Best Ideas

Blast across America from a racetrack in Fontana, California, straight to Washington, D.C., where a walking summit is paving the path for a more walkable future for everyone.
Season 1 Episode 108
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Season 1, Episode 6: It's Kind of Fun to Do the Impossible

This episode of of "City Walk" treks from Berkeley to Atlanta on a walking school bus before treading the urban and mountain trails of Orange County, California with an unforgettable stop at "The Happiest Place on Earth."
Season 1 Episode 106
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Season 1, Episode 5: It Is a Great Art to Saunter

In this episode of City Walk, saunter along the hidden shorelines of Manhattan before stopping in Denver, Portland, and Washington DC to join communities across America rediscovering their sidewalks and trails.
Season 1 Episode 105
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Season 1, Episode 4: You'll Never Find a Rainbow If You're Lookin' Down

Follow a Big Parade in Los Angeles and see how communities everywhere embrace the walking revolution.
Season 1 Episode 104
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Season 1, Episode 3: What Is the City But Its People?

The walking revolution spreads from New York City parks to the rugged canyon trails of Orange County.
Season 1 Episode 103
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Season 1, Episode 2: Every City Is a Living Body

We take a closer look at something many of us take for granted -- our own two feet.
Season 1 Episode 102
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Season 1, Episode 1: Design Is People

The premiere episode of City Walk shines a spotlight on the most exotic and exciting walks in America, with stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City.
Season 1 Episode 101
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Hit the trails of Baker Canyon with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.
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