I have always been baffled by this fact — some of the fanciest neighborhoods in Denver have no sidewalks. Here are some possible reasons why:
1. The residents never walk (which I know is not the case).
2. There is so little traffic that pedestrians need not fear fast‐moving vehicles.
3. Everyone who drives in those neighborhoods is a good driver.
4. No pedestrians in those neighborhoods ever walk at dusk or dawn.
5. The city planners were trying to create a feeling of being in a rural area.
6. It’s a secret jab from local governments in recognition of the fact that the residents pay a smaller percentage of their income in taxes than the average sidewalked neighborhood’s residents. “You pay more taxes, we’ll give you sidewalks.”
Now, over to you — what is a reason you can come up with?