A dense network of pedestrian routes maximises the number of destinations that can be reached by walking. Achieving connectedness often requires overcoming barriers such as railways, waterways, arterial roads and motorways which sever communities and make for long walking trips. Dedicated crossing facilities can help connect neighbourhoods that previously were separated from each other, encouraging people to walk.

Dedicated crossing facilities such as the wide bridge encourage pedestrians

Walking connection using old road bridge, Brisbane (Jeanette Ward)