It is. But a bike track on the sidewalk creates a visually wider realm for pedestrians with that buffer away from the road.
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The sidewalk itself is still being widedened in addition to the bike lane. Remember, that this road felt like a highway and was barely used at all by pedestrians. What an upgrade!
I just hate that these renderings always show trees at 20+ years of age. It'll still look new and scrubby for a bit.