The Dutch surprise surprise have a lot of filtered permeability. It makes cycle and walking journeys faster than cars in most cases, and allows connections that would be illogical to provide by car. You can offer a cycle path connection closer to the desire lines for example. You can have a small access to a residential area right near a traffic light controlled crossing for bikes and pedestrians even when there wouldn't be enough room to allow that access to exist by car. And it allows the maintaining of cycle and walling routes when you remove through traffic from areas that should be low volume and not the main routes by car.
Edmonton does not have good examples of filtered permeability. The paths are too narrow and join up with the road in awkward ways, sometimes without even a wheelchair ramp, they tend to have less good sightlines, sometimes blind corners, not good maintenance and with no divide between cyclists and pedestrians. We often use bollards in dangerous ways, with large T shaped metal bars that won't give, with nothing to mark that there is a bollard at night, or only a minute reflector.
Let's see what we can do to improve them. The Rantyhighwayman, a roadways designer in the UK who actually follows sane guidance and genuinely puts cyclists and pedestrians ahead of motor vehicles in much of his work, I know, shocker that the UK has this kind of person (note that I did not use plurals intentionally, but I did include a bit of sarcasm). He designed along with a few others, this cycle path: