Until I moved to an area where they are scarce, I never realized how much I took sidewalks for granted before. They are an essential part of pedestrian safety as the streets without sidewalks have no real areas for one to safely walk across without getting hit by oncoming traffic.
This makes me wonder why they aren’t mandatory in my part of town and it makes me guess again about taking a walk in my neighborhood. Slowly but surely, I see them being installed around town but not at the rate and abundance that they need to be. It makes me sad to think that kids walking home from nearby schools can come so close to being hit by cars on streets that are missing sidewalks. I am concerned.