|Goat path traced in red.|
The orange indicates one possible goat path to the red line, with the equivalent paved path traced in blue.
When the shortcut doesn't save you an appreciable amount of time, why even bother? Pictured below is just one of many goat paths on the University of Alberta campus. This one is in front of one of the engineering buildings.
|Goat path traced in red. Concrete sidewalks traced in blue. |
There's also some landscaping approximately where I've drawn that green blob.
|Or use this handy flowchart.|