Most shuls nowadays separate rows with benches/chairs and shtenders. If this is the case, must someone avoid walking in front of someone davening, even separated by benches? It seems less likely to disturb then, and harder to bump into them.
FWIW, 4 amot is generally considered 6-8 feet. This means, in my shul, one would have to walk 3 rows in front of someone to be out of their 4 amot.