Re: Re: Pedestrain Shortcuts
GrahamH and Ctesiphon, I think that in the way you are both describing a shortcut it comes down to an individuals knowledge of specific places within a city. When you first arrive somewhere, or are not very familiar with a certain part of the city, you will more than likely follow more main thoroughfares. As you get to know it you build up a mental map of the area and might take more risks to get you to where you are going in a different manner. This may come down to a range of reasons, such as avoiding traffic, or other people, to get to a place quicker, or maybe just to have a more interesting route.
The back lanes around Baggot Street and Leeson Street make lovely short cuts. The only issue is that sometimes they aren’t shorter:)