The world is full of different ways of getting to places on foot. In Florida, you couldn’t seem to walk anywhere. Local mini buses collected us for free from our hotel and took us to the theme park which we choose to visit for the day. Walking g on the grass verges was definitely a no no.
In Beijing people walk on the roads regularly with the cars, bikes and other methods of transportation. The pavements are full of parked cars leaving no room to walk. It takes nerves of steel to walk anywhere but we do otherwise noone would get anywhere!