Please use sidewalks
picture shows a dirt path worn across the grass on
a university campus.
Notice how the path is in the most convenient place
to walk relative to the crosswalk painted on the
street and the dip in the curb. It looks like
there should be a sidewalk here, but someone
forgot to put it in.
Instead of putting in a sidewalk,
someone put in a sign to try to tell people
not to walk on the grass.
Here is a close-up picture of the
"Keep off the grass" sign! Do you think this
sign is really going to work?
Take a hint from people's behavior.
If they find it convenient to walk in a particular
place, put in a sidewalk, not a barrier. This is
an example of "natural" design.
Michael J. Darnell 1996-2010. All rights reserved.