1. Create a thorough framework for pedestrian walking routes
An impression of short distances is the key. Cities should refrain from filling entire blocks with towering, inaccessible structures and instead divide roadways into manageable segments for pedestrians.
The High Line New York
is a public park that was once an elevated freight rail line on the West Side of Manhattan. This encourages pedestrians to travel unhindered by foot through the elevated park rather than having their walk disrupted on the busy streets below.
Another example of this is the newly opened Albany Skyway
, located on the east side of New York. From downtown Albany to the Hudson River, people on foot and bicycles can commute through this elevated linear park.