a way or path for people going on foot.
Also called footpath. British. a sidewalk.

1425–75; late Middle English fotewey. See foot, way Unabridged
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footway (ˈfʊtˌweɪ)
a way or path for pedestrians, such as a raised walk along the edge of a bridge

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Example sentences
Within minutes of the official opening, the footway started to tilt and sway
Designing a ramp which will encroach on the public footway should be the last
  alternative considered.
Backfilling is the process of filling the excavated area caused by the plumbing
  repair for safe roadways and/or footway traffic.
The purpose is to ensure that the roadway and/or footway are restored with
  in-kind materials.
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