To get to the grocery store from the south, you had to navigate to the west side of McKnight (no sidewalk on the east side), walk under a dark freeway bridge, and then were faced with no obvious route to access the Sun Ray stores. The choices:
This situation resulted in a seriously well-formed desire path, as you can see here:
It’s not perfect, but it’s a meaningful improvement that affects the lives of people who frequent this area. It’s currently in the running for my favorite sidewalk, even though there’s nothing scenic or attractive about it. It’s heavily used, too. One day before 8 a.m., the morning’s snow revealed the tracks of many people who’d taken this walk.
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