I don't think that was likely the approach taken by the applicable parties but it is the reality of the built form from my point of view. Another reality is that there was no way that Highway 7 would ever lose a single automobile lane in the reinvisioning of the road. Those who planned the project had to work within these strictures, among other considerations. I'd never say that Hwy 7 qualifies as a 'walkable street' — at station intersections one is expected to cross in two stages — but it does now meet a minimum level of safety for pedestrians as opposed to the unabashed stroad that it once was. For example, if you look at the photo that spurred this discussion you will see that in the before half there are portions of the road without a sidewalk.