Walking is the mode of transport that everyone uses most days. The Bus and Rail Groups do consider the needs of pedestrians on their way to stations and bus nodes.
Traditionally, Highway Authorities have ignored walking, or at best considered the safety of pedestrians rather than their convenience or pleasure.
This attitude is slowly changing, however, walkers are often lumped in with cyclists when there is a “green” box to tick for a funding submission. There are many excellent Policy Statements from Highway Authorities and the Joint Local Access Forum that need only to be implemented.
Major schemes of pedestrianisation or “greenways”, though sometimes controversial, are easier to promote than everyday needs: well-maintained, unobstructed pavements; convenient crossings; clear signage, where possible along car-free routes.