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ice-proof walkways

Flexible walkway material causes ice to break up when walked on
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It should be possible to pave or cover walkways with a slightly springy or spongy material (maybe similar to high-tech running track material) that flexes just enough when walked on so that ice cracks and can be easily shoveled away.
lee, Jan 27 2001

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       Hell yeah! I'm all for this one! No more lower back problems.
truthseeker, Jan 27 2001
  

       Living in Minnesota, I can see the beauty of this idea! ...Now if you can just find an inexpensive, long lasting, spongy material with a tough surface that doesn't lose any of those properties when exposed to trampling, sunlight, rain, and freezing... and runners would love it too!
feet1st, Oct 12 2004
  
      
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