Wearing a Path to Your Door – Design Lessons From a Parking Lot
Posted by Plish on March 15, 2010
While recently stopping by at the local library I was surpised to see the following situation:
It’s interesting that the new made paths are not that far away from the desired walkway yet people aren’t using the walkway.
One of the reasons I believe people don’t use the walkway is that it has a flag pole directly in the center of it. By virtue of it being there is says, “Please walk around me,” and the width of the path doesn’t invite going around the pole. Offsetting the flagpole or placing two paths on either side with a connection between them to the pole would probably save the grass and still create a clean path to the flagpole. It would also provide a route to the two benches that are off to the side in the grass.
What are your thoughts?