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Walking to School

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.We take a journey back in time when nearly 50% of children walked to school. We explore the growing trend away from walking to school and the overall lack of an emphasis on exercise amongst schools.

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Season 2, Episode 7: Explorations at 3MPH

In this episode of "City Walk," saunter the shorelines of Manhattan, travel the U.S. in a Chevrolet, stroll the art galleries and museums of Pasadena, and even visit a beach in the Netherlands where magical creatures walk powered by the wind. Also, join tens of thousands of people as they shut down the streets of Los Angeles for CicLAvia, a colorful 15-mile bike ride to the sea to celebrate a day without cars.

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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.

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Every City Is a Living Body

This episode of "City Walk" journeys from Los Angeles to Boston. We take a closer look at something many of us take for granted -- our own two feet. The series will take a look at the city wide cycling/walking extravaganza known as Ciclavia in Los Angeles, the pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and public transportation system of San Francisco, and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace, and the newly completed Greenway in the heart of the city.

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It's Kind of Fun to Do the Impossible

Episode 6 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." And Nic Offer of cult band "!!!" offers his unique perspective on public transportation at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles State Historic Park.

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Season 2, Episode 8: Basically a Gardener

In this episode of "City Walk," stroll through the green paths of Ocean View Farms Community Gardens in Los Angeles, hike the scenic canyons of Orange County, walk the doublewide sidewalks of old New York, visit a bike oasis in Las Vegas, take a turn on a treadmill in Rancho Cucamonga, learn the surprising truth about weight loss and health with City Walk MD, trek back in time to when pedestrianism was the #1 sport in America, and sail through the clouds high above Camarillo, California.

  • 2017-05-31T19:30:00-07:00
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Long Spaces that You Can Dream Away In

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.

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Design Is People

The premiere episode of City Walk shines a spotlight on the most exotic and exciting walks in America, and travels to cities across the country that are currently transforming themselves into more walkable communities. With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the episode offers a personalized look at the changing landscape for pedestrians. We also discover how walking rehabilitation helped teenager Daniela recover from a sudden stroke, and how technology that once promised an easy future may now be harmful to your health.

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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.

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.

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Cars Mean Nothing to Me

Episode 1 of Season 2 travels from the Penn and Teller Theatre in Las Vegas to the unknown buildings of New York to an unusual classroom in Los Angeles and across the Atlantic to a beach in the Netherlands where magical creatures walk powered by the wind.

 

Image: Polytechnic Museum/Flickr/Creative Commons License

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What Is the City But Its People?

The walking revolution spreads across the country, from New York City parks to the rugged canyon trails of Orange County. Along the way, meet Maryland's Iverson Mall Walkers..

We witness first hand the pedestrian experience over a century ago on the doublewide sidewalks of old New York, then traverse the present day parks of Manhattan including a visit to a vibrant public space where we’re surprised to find out that not every park is green.

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