I thought about foot highways months ago. My momma told me that foot traffic is not like car traffic and that large highways would be the least used.
But just because it is that way with humans does not mean that it would be the same way for my Kepler Bb humanoids when they have an established civilization.
So first, before I even went to the rest stops and everything else, I separated humanoids into 3 groups. Those would be:
- Casual walkers(the majority)
- Runners(People training for disasters, people trying to lose weight, etc.)
- Load carriers(Hunters, salesman, etc.)
I was thinking at first for the smallest roads that there be no running, even for people who are going to run. So everybody would be going at at most 5 mph(maximum human walking speed) on the smallest roads. For a 4 lane road, this is when it is critical for runners to either stop running or start running depending on direction of traffic. 12 lanes would be the maximum(6 lanes per direction) number of lanes feasible for foot traffic. On such a 12 lane road, both directions would have 3 lanes for walkers and load carriers and 3 lanes for runners.
Rest stops are another critical thing for foot traffic. There are 4 main things that would require the humanoid to find the closest rest stop. Those 4 are:
- Out of breath(of which runners, overweight people, and pregnant women are more prone to)
- Muscle soreness(of which everyone is prone to)
- Muscle cramps(of which runners and pregnant women are more prone to)
- Pulled muscle(of which load carriers are more prone to)
And for these 4 things, what is done is different.
For humanoids that are out of breath, water is given as is a snack but most importantly the humanoid rests.
For humanoids with muscle soreness, the humanoid is given heat and cold along with rest.
For humanoids with muscle cramps, the humanoid is given heat, cold, and a muscle relaxer along with rest.
For humanoids with a pulled muscle, the humanoid is given heat, cold, high protein meals, and absolute rest of the pulled muscle.
Is there anything that would prevent this kind of foot traffic system from being plausible?