Poorly designed, inconveniently spaced at-grade crossings make streets less accessible, safe, and comfortable for people too.
ITDP is telling it like an intrinsic feature, what unprofessional idea-selling and propaganda..>pedestrian-bridges-make-cities-less-walkable-why-do-cities-keep-building-them/
Should be "Most Pedestrian Bridges Make Cities Less Walkable. Why Do Cities Keep Building them?". >approve of
Not a well-formed question. Of course bad footbridges won't get people's approval. It should be a discussion on when and how footbridges are good or bad.>https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CarlosPardoFlickr_PedestrianBridgeCostaRica-1-736x550.jpg>This pedestrian bridge exemplifies some of the major problems with pedestrian bridges: it includes a steep staircase with cars passing quickly beneath it.
Poor comparison. There doesn't seem to be anything, or an intersection around. Footbridges can be good if at-grade mid-block crosswalks couldn't be easily provided at places>https://www.itdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ITDPIndia_Shreya_WomanonPedBridge.jpg>This woman in India is struggling to pass this pedestrian bridge, clearly not designed for people like her to pass easily.
How much facility in those countries is disabled-friendly anyway. This footbridge is not designed properly, not that a footbridge is a poor design.>>1401725
Elevators and escalators would of course make it good, but at what cost-benefit (not that I must disagree here).
Footbridge itself can connect a network of skyscrapers, malls, podiums; like how tunnels make underground arcades out of basements and stations. Real problem is whether this sacrifices ground-level street life and walkability/bikability/usability (not sure what's the word for non-motorized users in general).