The problem is that the sharp corners make using this route to cut through between Resthaven and 5th impractical. Simply removing the fence and making a ramp to the “sidewalk” would make this much easier to transit. The path is super narrow, so could be expanded in width at least till the driveway that goes off 5th street.
This is also a great place for Community Gardens. Under the power lines, it is unlikely to be used as a street so the space could be used more productively.