Titles can be a tricky thing. Trying to be succinct can alter the meaning of a phrase in unintended ways. Hopefully, that will not be the case with the title of this post.
Sidewalks were named for the function they were intended to fulfill: walking. Or, more specifically, walking on the side of something, usually a road.
A sidewalk’s purpose is to give pedestrians a safe place to walk when traveling from one area to another. It separates pedestrians from motorized vehicles, similarly to the way that bike lanes separate cars from bicycles. In short, it is a refuge from fast-moving traffic. Continue reading ….