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Sensation Paths - Creative Sidewalks and Walkways

What do you think about creative and innovative walkways and sidewalks than just plain concrete?

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Well, so most are curious, what is a sensation path? It's technically like a walkway dedicated to barefooting, which is something that can be innovated for better health with its 50+ health benefits: https: // shoes /

It can bring up some assumptions, but it is actually a healthy innovation once you get a better understanding of barefooting like in the Prezi link I left above for you to check if you have not done so already. I even found out that they are common to be found in some European countries since they have some public barefooting parks for people to explore and innovate with nature:

So, whether as a new attraction at a science museum (what would I personally like to see) or an addition (or replacement) to the new sidewalk pathways, or even as something? to the front of their house, would not it be more innovative or at least creative to have something more than just regular slaps of concrete everywhere?

Besides, for those who love going / being barefoot, some of the floorings you can choose for the path, like synthetic grass or wood or even there, are technically not going to really become hotter when in hot weather unlike cemented concrete in the summer time .


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Thanks for your input. However, in order to implement this idea in a city as big as Mexico City will definitely need enormous amounts of money. But the idea to have it in smaller locations such as parks might provide a different experience.
Thank you Lew Sterling 

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True when it comes to the spacing since Mexico City is a big city, but it mostly would be replacing the concrete with other materials that are easier to manage to create sensational pathways. I would like to see this work in parks and in science museums as well, to be honest.

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Ricardo Navarro - When you have the free time, please feel free and ask any questions about sensation paths? I ask since I am creating a document explaining as much with regards to sensation paths as a proposal.