Gallery: NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Coul...

Still, It’s easy to sympathize with long time residents who have attachments to the aesthetic of traditional boardwalks. These walkways were not only avenues for beach visitors, but important spaces of socializing for local residents.

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  1. Stephen Beach January 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for the article, you bring up a lot of good points about sustainability and environmental impacts with different boardwalk materials. I am a Project Consultant for PermaTrak, a precast concrete boardwalk system that offers a sustainable, durable alternate to traditional boardwalk materials. If you’re interested, we have an article on our website about the differences between timber boardwalk designs and concrete boardwalk designs. It can be found here: http://www.permatrak.com/news-events/bid/89876/6-Design-Differences-1-Great-Debate-Timber-Boardwalk-vs-Concrete-Boardwalk . Thanks again for your insight, I’ll continue to follow this topic on Inhabitat.