Walkers vs Planners, and winning

This is an rewarding story. Despite planners doing their very best to plan routes for people to walk through parks and open spaces, walkers invent their own off-piste routes. So perhaps the planners, instead of deciding where people should walk and then trying futilely to enforce that, should instead watch where people want to walk and put the paths there? Seems like it would save a lot of trouble for everyone…

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/oct/05/desire-paths-the-illicit-trails-that-defy-the-urban-planners

Two images: in the first, the walkers have ignored the planners. In the second, the planners have watched where walkers walk before concreting the paths.

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