The pointless pedestrian gate here is really awkward for pedestrians and cyclists alike, as it's hung on the wrong post and the area of bitmac that has been laid for it is ludicrously small. This area normally ends up a muddy mess in the winter. People simply don't move in sub one metre angular movements, shunting back and forth to avoid the grass. Note the track in the grass that shows what one cyclist did shortly before the Google car got there.
Remove all three gates and replace them with a removable bollard.