Councils, planners and designers should always remember to put paths where people are going to walk. How often do you see a lovely curved path that people just don't follow? People will do what people do. It is up to planners of such things to suit the people, not people adapt to what the planners think they should do. To a five year old, it would be obvious what people are going to do here in this pic. How much do these guys/gals get paid?