For every development or transport project that we are involved with, we look to facilitate pedestrians needs. All trips include some walking or use of walking facilities; shoppers walking across a parking lot, children scootering to school, commuters walking from the parking lot to their office or jogging between home and work, or someone on a mobility scooter enjoying a local park pathway network.
Cities are becoming denser with more people and buildings. To accommodate this growth, there is a greater need to focus on pedestrians because more compact cities result in more journeys being made on foot.
In addition, cities and towns are also growing outwards. To reduce car dependency, pedestrian networks should be comprehensive to enable people living outside city centres to access public transport; work, health and educational facilities; and retail and recreation sites.
Improving accessibility by providing increased opportunities and safer options for walking between places enhances the liveability of the community. For example, parents might feel more comfortable letting their children walk to and from school if footpaths are wider and well-lit, with safer pedestrian crossings.