This is a luxuriously wide sidewalk. The trees will grow to filter the sunlight. The City of Burbank set a good example with this sidewalk. Note the bike lanes as well. A little piece of good urban design. I would love a mid block crosswalk right about where the red brick building begins.
UPDATE 7/24/14: I've been thinking about this post and I realized I hadn't noted what was lacking on this block. On street parking would make pedestrians feel a little safer, but there's no room in the existing right of way Also, the walls and windows don't provide anything interesting for people to look at as they walk, nor a reason to walk on this block unless they have business with the city.