Yes. I believe that Lake Street to 4th Avenue would be your alternative. ~2360 feet along the normal street grid versus approximately 2050 feet along Clinton (Lake & 35W to 28th St & 4th Ave). You will have to walk further. Google estimates that it will add 1 minute to your walk. I will remind you that this ramp is being added so your co-workers can drive to work easier. If I had a magic wand, this would not be my solution to the "problem". I know it wouldn't be yours either.I use this sidewalk quite frequently as do many others at my workplace. It's also the direct walking connection between this BRT station and the city's third largest job concentration.
Also, that doesn't explain the desire path which is what I have been trying to figure out.