desire path

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desire path (plural desire paths)

  1. Synonym of desire line
    • 2000, Fran Tonkiss, in Steve Pile & Nigel Thrift (Eds.), City A-Z, p. 1:
      In a fit of misplaced municipal energy, the local council is paving the desire path that countless walkers have beaten diagonally across my local park.
    • 2012, Andrew Greig, ‘Paths to Enlightenment’, Literary Review, issue 399:
      After finishing it I took the shortcut path through the wasteland to the supermarket – what they call a desire path – and looked at it afresh, thought about it and felt it differently.