In ConnectedCities to walk or cycle is the norm because they are the easiest options. Covered walkways run to the pedshed centre, and have been retrofitted into older towns. Even the pavements generally have some form of protection from the elements - canopies, walls, fences, trees and hedges – and main roads are easy to cross. Although everyday amenities are only a short distance away, people often walk and cycle much further and, national cycle networks are widely used.
Protected Walkways serve all housing, shopping and commercial areas.