Yes, again shows how the design was fundamentally flawed even apart from the bus lane issue. The lawn simply can't handle the foot traffic of everyone cutting across. Not surprisingly, people take the most direct route to get where they need to go. The landscape architects really should have recognized that. I would have much preferred a design more in the nature of Rittenhouse Square in Philly, which feels totally active throughout the year.
Appears that the Jacobs Public Square surface parking lot is getting resurfaced today. Bunch of trucks out there now stripping off the asphalt. Seems strange to be investing in parking lot upgrades, especially since the asphalt didn't appear to be that bad. Let the speculation ensue...