Long beach should use this opportunity, a once in a lifetime opportunity, to rebuild the boardwalk to indulge as many residents as possible. An informal survey reveals that residents would of course like to keep the bike and jogging lanes, as well as seating areas. Consensus would also like to add better workout areas (Not just a bunch of pipes hung for your hanging pleasure), more bike racks, air hoses to fill bike tires (Strategicallynplaced at east end, west end, and central boardwalk), and some shaded seating areas...nice to get out of the heat and sun for awhile on those hot days.
Also suggested is a beach renewal fee added to every visitor beach pass this summer, like $2. This way everyone who uses the beach helps pay for the renovations...not just the long beach residents!!!