What are pedestrian linkages?
Pedestrian linkages are the connections between the numerous destinations in a neighborhood, including homes, commercial development, public facilities, and parks. The “linkages” concept includes not just the physical connection but places value on the quality of that connection. In urban neighborhoods, pedestrian linkages are mainly provided by the sidewalk network and associated amenities like landscaping, street furniture and signage. Conceptually, pedestrian linkages also include other portions of the transportation infrastructure that are dependent on a highquality pedestrian environment for their own usefulness, including bicycle routes, transit service, and public parking.