Sunday, 21 August 2016

Of The Day #14 - Object - Desire Line, Democratic Line/Path/Way, Lazy Line, Game Trail, Desire Path, Social Trail, Herd Path, Cow Path, Goat Track, Pig Trail, Bootleg Trail

The Desire Line or - Democratic Line/Path/Way, Lazy Line, Game Trail, Desire Path, Social Trail, Herd Path, Cow Path, Goat Track, Pig Trail, Bootleg Trail - a path created as a consequence of erosion caused by human or animal foot-fall or traffic. The path usually represents the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination. Width and erosion severity can be indicators of how much traffic a path receives. Desire paths emerge as shortcuts where constructed ways take a circuitous route, have gaps, or are non-existent.

This epic desire line in central Sheffield, depending on the direction approached, ends with either a small jump from a wall - or a climb of a fence and a short jump from a wall. Either way, both seem preferable to walking the ordained civic route.

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