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The key to the desire path is not just that it's a path which one person or a group has made but that it's done against the will of some authority which would have us go another, rather less convenient, way.
Here is a superb video by felixphs.


  • STICKY  Desire path and 'regular' path

    When looking at my desire path photos - I've just added a couple of old ones - I...

    ♔ Georgie R101 months ago2 replies

  • In Dutch it's called 'Elephant Paths'

    There's even a book, short documentary and a website about it: www.olifantenpaad...

    JBurkunk13 months ago0 replies

  • Desire Paths Group

    Hi Thank you for adding your photo to the Desire Paths group. However, while ...

    ♔ Georgie R13 months ago0 replies

  • Copenhagenize video on Deisre lines for bikes

    The awesome Copenhagenize blog & planning cunsultancy recently put up this post ...

    Gustav Svärd17 months ago1 replies

  • Promoting 'desire paths'

    Featuring this group and exploring 'Desire Paths' online the Planeta Wiki planet...

    planeta20 months ago1 replies

  • Olifantenpaadjes

    Desire Paths are apparently sweetly called "Elephant Paths" in the Netherlands. ...

    centvues37 months ago3 replies

  • Members

    Wow! We're up to 400 members :)

    ♔ Georgie R42 months ago0 replies

  • Definition

    In the original quote it says that 'desire paths' (or lines) are made by "foot a...

    ♔ Georgie R43 months ago5 replies

  • Has this group been blogged?

    I have recently had a surge of interest on a fairly ordinary picture in my photo...

    JudyGr54 months ago9 replies

  • Desire line case studies

    From this case study about Chicago. ...

    Chris Finlay59 months ago2 replies

  • Oxford Circus

    A main intersection with railings removed and laid out with nice new, wide diag...

    Alan Stanton63 months ago1 replies

  • Desire Line Videos

    Come on, desire path videos could be the bestest. We could track them through wo...

    Fin Fahey75 months ago3 replies

  • Help, how do I delete a group?

    Found out about 'desire lines' yesterday following a trail from 'psychogeography...

    meanwhileinmokum84 months ago2 replies

  • As neural network metaphor

    For 18 years I've used such paths as metaphors for the way we store memory; nice...

    david9470385 months ago3 replies

  • Uni Desire Paths Project

    Hello everyone. Desire Paths is the subject of my final year photography proj...

    peteselby89 months ago1 replies

  • Urban myth

    You may have heard the story about a University Campus somewhere ( the name of t...

    AndyRobertsPhotos94 months ago8 replies

  • Happy Christmas

    Very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all members of th...

    ♔ Georgie R100 months ago0 replies

  • Tv fame!

    Did anyone else notice that the last question on the BBC tv programme QI, episod...

    ♔ Georgie R101 months ago1 replies

  • map

    Now that flickr enables us to mark the place where the photo is taken, it would ...

    ♔ Georgie R103 months ago0 replies

  • Desire paths or lines?

    From an architectural background (late 60s to early 80s) we always used to call ...

    szczel105 months ago7 replies

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