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Cities Skylines 2 Building Pedestrian Overpass

Wondering how to construct a pedestrian overpass in the world of Cities Skylines 2, where you build a city from the ground up to become the ultimate city builder? Find all the necessary details in our Cities Skylines 2 Building Pedestrian Overpass guide!

How do you build a pedestrian overpass in the world of Cities Skylines 2, where you upgrade a city from scratch and become the most realistic city builder ever? You will get all the details you need in this Cities Skylines 2 Building Pedestrian Overpass guide!

Pedestrian Overpass

What do you need to build a pedestrian overpass in Cities Skylines? What details do you need to know? In this Cities Skylines 2 Building Pedestrian Overpass guide you will find the information you need for the construction of a pedestrian overpass.

Pedestrian Bridges in Cities 2

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass
Playing city builders and fundamentally disliking car-centric urban design is sometimes a bit of a challenge. So as a boundlessly optimistic city planner, I want my citizens to walk. Sometimes that means crossing a busy road that I simply had to build because of delivery vans and ambulances. Despite my best efforts, hundreds of people now want to cross that road, and it impacts traffic flow.

Since concrete is cheap, I build them a nice, safe pedestrian bridge.

And they ignore it.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

Building the Bridge

The major pitfalls are:

  • Getting it to actually build
  • Having additional crossing options nearby (bad)
  • Keeping yourself sane

Start with your major road. I chose a simple 4-lane arterial road.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

Build your main span. For the look I’m going for, I extend the pillars out one zoning square. 6.25m is the lowest your bridge can be while still crossing the road.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

Go out one more square with the continuous road tool. Set the angle of the turn at 180°.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

Build your first turn and go down as low as possible, here 3.75m.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

The next turn is at 90° and down to 1.25m. I couldn’t get this one to build properly most of the time, so I recommend demolishing the main span for this step. We will rebuild this without issues after the ramp is done.

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Next, go down to ground level, but don’t connect to the road just yet!

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

Rebuilding the main span…

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

Finally, without any guidelines, join up to the sidewalk.
Avoid creating a pelican crossing or your cims will use that, even if you remove it with road tools later.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian OverpassBuilding a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpassthis will be a magnet for Cims

Repeat this process on the other side for a symmetrical look, or mirror it.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

Mechanics Speculation

Behold! Cims walking to work.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

If you add a crossing though, they won’t – presumably they prefer the shorter path and hate walking uphill.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

And removing the crossing via the tool leads to quite a high percentage of jaywalking.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian OverpassBuilding a (Functional) Pedestrian OverpassThis guy almost manages to get hit by a semi

My guess is that the crossing nodes still exist, so (reckless) cims use them.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

The only solution I found for this was to rebuild that arterial road completely, taking care not to connect any walking paths in a way that would create a crossing.

It should work as long as your road is one piece.

Building a (Functional) Pedestrian Overpass

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