La Passeggiata is about going out, being seen. It is a stroll - particularly an evening stroll after work hours by the residents of a town.
I wish I could find the quote from Gandhi that I came across in college where he suggested, for health reasons, that all should take a walk after dinner.
Many cultures have an evening stroll - as a way to get out, mix with neighbors and enjoy the evening.
Can you see the vast difference in city planning?
We need sidewalks in Nashville. Please ask your councilperson about sidewalks in your neighborhood.