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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.

We meet a new breed of therapist who uses walking to heal the mind and later discover that the road to happiness is best traveled on foot.

The rugged canyons of Orange County, California are brought closer to home on a spectacular hike that can’t be experienced through the windshield of a car.

We walk the streets of Portland and peek in on Portlandia, with former Mayor and current television star Sam Adams.

What do cigarettes and walking have in common? Prepare to be surprised in a unique juxtaposition of 20th century advertising and 21st century medical facts.

And finally we spend a little quality time with the Iverson Mall Walkers, an uncommon group of people who will line dance their way into your heart.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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