The trouble with pavements

Before I start, I must explain that on this side of the Atlantic pavement is the name given (and some say it is the right name) to the sidewalks.

Despite having been in the US many times before, this time I allowed myself to be fooled by the fact that the hotel was only 200 mts from the office and that a mall was just across the road. I decided not ti rent a car… I should have known better.

First I found this:


And then:


For all the beautifully laid out roads, this is either a major oversight, or rather acknowledgement of the fact that people simply don’t walk in America.