A reader sent me the following boardwalk-rebuild idea, which uniquely addresses the “runner’s knees” issue if concrete were to be used. If you have an idea of your own, please email it to me and I’ll post it on the blog!
I would like to share an idea I had in regards to the new boardwalk. We all know that a new one has to be built stronger and sturdier. Unfortunately the most cost effective way to provide this is concrete. As an avid runner on the boardwalk my legs and feet ache at this thought; however I feel there is a solution to this issue. If you look at the attached sketch (sorry I am no artist) you will notice a 10 foot running lane incorporated in the concrete made out of the rubber material most tracks are made of. This would supply for a strong platform but also present a cushioned running lane many people desire.
I have no idea if this is feasible. I was hoping that in talks with people you may have the resources to pass this idea along.
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