Better than nothing I suppose, but assuming they survive the elements over the next 5-10 years, what’s to prevent them from becoming parking strips for local residents and their guests? Nor do they connect with the nearest bus stop. Meanwhile we hear about the ‘war on cars’. I think that war was lost years ago.
While the new asphalt walkway certainly isn’t as good as a legitimate sidewalk, it does appear to be better than what was there before.