Ever wonder why sidewalks go all the way to the corner, then make a 90 degree turn and continue until they get to the next 90 degree turn? When your destination is across a giant open area of grass that is so inviting to “cut across”, why are we forced to go to the corner then hang a left, or right?
Years ago when I was in my last two year of college, the school I went to had unusual sidewalk paths. Rarely were they straight lines, and very rarely did they go to a corner and hang a 90 degree turn.
Some crazy planner decided when the school was built to pour no sidewalks for the first year. After a year of foot traffic, sidewalks were poured where the paths were worn into the grass. Functional sidewalks; taking you where you need to go, rather than forcing you to go out of your way to get to your destinations.
If you are a leader, how do curved sidewalks speak to you? If you currently do not have any leadership roles, would you rather go on a curved sidewalk, or walk to the corner?
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