The technical term for what is commonly called a pavement in the UK, and a sidewalk in the US.

A footway either forms part of a highway, or runs alongside it, and limits the width of a highway which is carriagewaySection 66 of the Highways Act 1980 places a duty on highway authorities to provide footways in locations where that authority considers a footway necessary and desirable.

Although footways are commonly referred to as 'footpaths', in law footpaths are paths away from the highway, not along them. 

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