There are certainly places where sidewalks make sense. The type of residential neighborhoods we have been talking about, not so much. Your residential area I don't know, but if there isnt anything to walk to and lots of non local traffic it probably doesn't need sidewalks or bike lanes. It is an unnecessary expense. I suspect they are building with sidewalks in Royal Bay, but it really isn't needed.
They can't get used if they aren't there. I live in Sannich right now and one reason I don't like it is it lacks walk-ability big time. No sidewalks in the burb I'm in (as well as no pedestrian friendly location nearby) equates to no walking anywhere. Build it and they will come. The proof of that is Esquimalt road. A pedestrian walking along that road was a rare site indeed before they added the landscaped buffer beside the sidewalk....
On arterial and main roads for sure. Hence my complaint about Wilkinson not getting completely finished with both Bike and sidewalks.
Edited by lanforod, 21 February 2017 - 09:45 AM.