That would be effective, even as zigzagging shrubbery. (Didn't see any tanks in the video.)
Another design improvement might be raising the height of the sidewalk. At first, I thought the pedestrian lane was just described on the pavement, like the bicycle lanes are here. Then I saw the cars edging on and off the curb, with much less turbulence than most of the parking lot exits here would impose. How high are those curbs?
I can't believe that's the design of a path meant for pedestrians next to car traffic. It's like Rob Ford has a Russian doppelganger.