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Is there a walking path between lower level West Vancouver and Cypress Pop-up Village?

I want to get to Cypress Pop-up Village via walking and/or Translink busses from lower level West Vancouver. Is this possible without a large detour through Eagle Lake Access road? Google Maps says WB ...
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Which immigration and customs checkpoints should one use when walking across the border from Singapore to Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway?

I read on the Wikipedia page on the Sultan Iskandar Building (Google Maps) that is used to enter Malaysia from Singapore via the Johor–Singapore Causeway (Google Maps) (formatting is mine): The ...
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When did it become allowed to walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway?

My research so far: This answer by lambshaanxy states it was not possible in 2014: you can't even walk across the Causeway now that Malaysia shifted to its new ridiculously huge and rather distant ...
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Is it allowed to walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link?

There are two land border crossings between Singapore and Malaysia (I am ignoring the train-only border crossings via Woodlands Train Checkpoint, and thanks dda for the link): The Johor–Singapore ...
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Can one walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway at any time in the day/night?

Can one walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway (Google Maps) at any time in the day/night? I can't find much information about crossing by foot and ...
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Is there any road you can walk on as a pedestrian to get between the Columbus Airport (CMH) and the nearby hotel area?

I'm flying to John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and arriving at nighttime (23:30). As I need to travel another two ours or so to get to my final destination, I'm thinking of staying at ...
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Toronto neighborhoods - most walkable and best food [closed]

What are the most walkable neighborhoods in Toronto for tourists? What I am actually looking for are residential neighborhoods where people live, that are particularly walkable in terms of functional ...
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London pedestrian crossings

Is this a pedestrian crossing? It really looks like one, but there are no lights for pedestrians. The traffic certainly seems to think it has right of way. I have a UK driving license, but have ...
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Is Elbow Cay (Bahamas) walkable?

I am travelling to Elbow Cay (Bahamas) in the coming months and am wondering the degree to which it's walkable. I've looked at Google street scenes, and it does not appear that many (or any) of the ...
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Can we walk to Blue car rental from KEF airport?

I am planning to land in KEF (iceland) early in the morning and depart before 8 AM. So I was wondering whether I can walk to the Blue car rental pickup and drop off locations from the airport or do I ...
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What to not to miss in Dutch Hoge Veluwe national park in October?

I was thinking of visiting Dutch De Hoge Veluwe national park in the middle of October during one day. Given that the weather may not be perfect and given that I am usually not good in naturally ...
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What is a good alternative to Snowdon?

It is reported that Mount Snowdon, in Wales, is becoming extremely congested with walkers. Snowdon has obvious advantages for the casual walker: it is a steady gradient up a selection of well trodden ...
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Mount Etna: from Nicolosi to Rifugio Sapienza on foot?

I will visit soon the north-east of Sicily (provinces of Catania and Messina). I would like to know if there is any pedestrian trail starting from the town of Nicolosi (CT) and leading to the lodge ...
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Hiking from Tillamook Trailhead to Indian Beach Trailhead

If I start hiking at Tillamook Head (Seaside, OR), will I be able to Indian Beach Trailhead (Cannon Beach, OR)? If so, is it feasible (or are there some hindrances, like the trail turns into a bog ...
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Can I walk along the ocean from Cannon Beach, Oregon, to Hug Point or Adair Point?

Satellite view on Google maps suggests that I can go to the Hug Point but not past it. Or does everything depend on the tide? If so, and if this isn't considered offtopic, then how to determine when ...
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Traveling the Camino Trail during Covid

I am an American who plans to do the Camino Trail via the Coastal Portuguese way. I am wondering what the difference in travel restrictions means to walkers in both Portugal and Spain, and if towns I ...
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Is the San Ysidro PedWest crossing closed?

Regarding the San Ysidro PedWest crossing, I read: https://bwt.cbp.gov/details/09250407/PED (mirror) says "Current Wait: Lanes Closed" and "Hours of Operation: 24 hrs/day Date: 9/25/...
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Is it possible to cross the Naruto Strait on foot?

I’m considering a trip across Awaji Island and on to Shikoku. The Naruto Strait between these two islands is well known for the whirlpools that occur when the tide is right. As the Oonaruto Bridge (...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

I have had multiple scary experiences crossing streets and highways with fast moving traffic in the US. My impressions are that the traffic system is not designed particularly with pedestrian safety ...
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Could you walk on the Via Appia Antica from Rome to Brindisi

I really like walking and history. I checked that the via Appia Antica is still could be traveled around Rome. However, it ends abruptly on Google Maps. Is there a travel guide/guidebook that could ...
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How do I find out whether walking is allowed on San Francisco restricted roads?

Are there any limitations for walking on restricted roads in San Francisco?
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How to find best/popular running routes in new city?

Interested to know what apps/tools people use to quickly and reliably find good running routes in new cities they visit, without having to do a lot of research (eg < 20 seconds would be ideal). Eg ...
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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

I'm from the USA, where we drive on the right side of the street. When walking, I always felt like heavily trafficked areas manage themselves by imitating the automotive traffic (usually). Pedestrians ...
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Does Google Maps take into account hills/inclines for route times?

I understand that Google Maps works out travel times based on the speed limit for the road and the current traffic on the road. (When selecting the driving function). When using the cycling/walking ...
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Right-of-way for cars and pedestrians in Thailand

Earlier this year I spent a few days in Thailand (Chiang Mai specifically, so my observations might not apply to the rest of the country). Most intersections in the city are unmarked (no traffic ...
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Should I walk facing traffic when walking on a bike trail?

When walking on a road, I walk facing traffic. But when I walked facing traffic (thus on the left) on a bidirectional bike trail (with a yellow dashed dividing line) recently in Madison, Wisconsin, ...
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How to leave Beijing airport (PEK) by foot

I have 5 hours between daytime flights in Beijing Capital airport (terminal 3), and my challenge is to walk out of the airport to eat a bowl of soup at any small local restaurant outside the airport. ...
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Week to spend in Istanbul/Turkey alone at short notice - walking options?

A friend from Turkey got in touch recently. I have arranged to fly out for 8 days (flight out is in 4 days). Unfortunately, she will be bogged down with work for her degree so won't have much time to ...
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Best exit from King's Cross St, Pancras underground to German Gymnasium Euro style grand cafe in historic gym?

Which is the best exit to take from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground to walk to the German gymnasium?
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How do you use Berlin crosswalk signal boxes?

I see these all around town and nobody seems to know how to use them - even my German colleagues. We're engineers, so we feel pretty stupid and inadequate around them... The majority of people I've ...
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Walk from Vladivostok Airport to nearest hotel

I arrive to Vladivostok Airport in the afternoon, and would like to stay for the night somewhere near the airport. Taking a taxi would be too easy, so here is my challenge: Is it possible to go from ...
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Help me find a book describing two specific walks across Paris, France

I once had a small book (in French) that covered two approx. half-day walks across Paris, France. One went north-to-south: it perhaps started at a science museum up north and ended at a university ...
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What should I look for in footwear for walking long distances in mostly urban areas while carrying a heavy backpack?

I want to start looking for the footwear for my next world hitchhiking trip. On my last two trips I got name brand hiking shoes (Kathmandu and Merrell) but the soles wore out before each trip was up. ...
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Jaywalking in England

In America, jaywalking (crossing against the light or in the middle of a block where there is no marked pedestrian crossing) is technically illegal, but the enforcement rate is generally* very close ...
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Where is the actual entrance to Zagreb airport (Zračna luka Franjo Tuđman)?

I am confused about the exact location of the (departures) entrance to the Zagreb airport. Searching for Google Maps direction to the airport places the destination point somewhere around (45.741151, ...
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How can I find people to walk/hike with in the USA when travelling alone?

In the UK, walkers' rights organisation The Ramblers runs hundreds of organised walks and hikes all over the country every week that anyone can join for free (for their first couple of tries, then ...
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What do these signs in the Czech Republic mean? [Picture included]

I cannot make sense of these lines and numbers, what do they represent?
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Moving inside Ohrid, Macedonia [closed]

I am planning to travel to Ohrid, Macedonia for 1 or 2 weeks in September. I will stay near the center of Ohrid. I know that there are a lot of points of views, churchs, monuments to see but what is ...
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Are there sources in Prague that have hand-held, printed maps?

For my bucket-list trip to Prague/Praha and with an architectural history background, I want to make the most of my time in this City of a Thousand Spires. I prefer to wander throughout a city, get ...
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World's longest purpose-built pedestrian tunnel?

Where is the world's longest publicly accessible purpose-built pedestrian tunnel? Wikipedia has: List of long tunnels by type, bicycle and pedestrian. This is incomplete, as the only long ...
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Safety when photographing Washington DC during the wee hours

So I know that many people go to DC to take pictures as well as visit museums. Unlike others, I plan to be up early and catch the sunrise for the National Mall and be around that area early (5-6AM) ...
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Can I reach Mrs Macquarie's Chair without walking through the Royal Botanical Garden?

I'm planning to watch sunset at Mrs Macquarie's Chair with my wife and then walk to the Sydney Cove Oyster bar afterward. The Google map route suggests that the walk cuts through the Royal Botanical ...
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Can one walk to the Patriarchate of Peć?

The Patriarchate of Peć is right outside of the town of Peja/Pejë/Peć. Lonely Planet says that you can get there by walking along "Lekë Dukagjini" while keeping the river on your left. I couldn't find ...
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Are motorised two-wheelers allowed to drive on bicycle lanes in Belgium?

I recently spent a couple days in Belgium. As I was happily walking around the various cities I visited I was nearly ran over thrice by motorised two-wheelers (mopeds, scooters, pizza-delivery guys, ...
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Walking on a road in Spain

As a tourist, I am thinking of visiting nearby city in Pyrenees, but the only way is to take the road so I might meet a lot of cars. Is it legal to walk on a road in Spain?
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What is the longest walkable section of the Great Wall of China?

Which part of the Great Wall of China is the longest continuous segment that you can walk (and/or climb) on (that is accessible and still stands as a wall) without disobeying no go signs?
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Is it possible to walk from Stansted airport to the Holiday Inn Express at Stansted airport

I have an early departure out of London Stansted airport (STN) coming up and was thinking to spend the previous night at an airport hotel. Sleeping in airports lists, among others, the Holiday Inn ...
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How to cross a road by foot in a country that drives on the "other" side of the road

I'm currently in UB, Mongolia, which has a combination of fairly aggressive driving (though I bet the comments section will list worse countries) and driving on the opposite side of the road than ...
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Walking 14 km on a pilgrimage road where footwear may be considered disrespectful

There's this 14 km long road that's one of the main attractions in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India. The road goes all the way around a small mountain called Arunachala. The mountain is considered ...
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Is it possible to walk between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island?

I have a 5 hours transit today at Hong Kong Airport, and so I decided to visit Kowloon/Mongkok. However, I also want to enjoy Hong Kong Station. I don't have HKD in hand so I cannot take a train ...
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