Our World Famous Atlantic City Boardwalk has grown longer by at least a few hundred feet in the last couple weeks (who’s counting?) but anyone contemplating a wander on foot to the end should be advised the Boardwalk currently dead-ends rather dramatically at around Grammercy Place, with no ramps, steps or exits back to Maine Avenue as of now.
To get back to street level, you have to turn around and walk back to Pacific Avenue (more than 1,000 feet by my unofficial reckoning) to find a ramp to get down to street level.
The issue was raised Tuesday morning at the Boardwalk Committee Meeting where residents pointed out they’d seen people climbing over the railing to get to Maine Avenue.
If you’re on a bike or otherwise mobile, that might not be a big deal but if you’re not so mobile, a two-thousand-plus foot detour is a bigger deal.
When I was there I saw a 72 year old man (his estimate) who had scaled the wall with his dog. He was walking with a cane. But he didn’t seem to mind.
I also met Victor and Diana Fortkiewicz, down from Bloomfield, who said the new boards were “beautiful” and “awesome.”
“We’re fine with where the walk ended, but we would have continued, had it continued.”
At Wednesday morning’s Boardwalk Committee meeting, Tom Lamaine said there’s no indication the Boardwalk is going to dead end. “All of a sudden a great beautiful wide new Boardwalk comes to a sudden stop and people go, ‘How do I get off?'”