Even with the addition of buggies, personal advanced movement is still your best friend in The Following. A staple of the series, this "advanced movement" in the form of parkour has always helped Kyle Crane to outrun the zombie hordes by giving him access to the rooftops.
Although the rooftops are less frequent, there are still plenty of objects to climb on - both for exploration, and the off-chance you find yourself surrounded by hungry, hungry humans!
Radio towers, elevated pipelines, cliffs, canyons, and scattered farmhouses litter the horizon. Don't be afraid to explore during the day for the best chance at knowing where you can run at night.