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According to section 506-3 of Cincinnati's Municipal Code, "no person shall ride a skateboard on any street, highway within the area bounded by Second Street, Elm Street, Central Avenue and Mehring Way" nor "skateboard on sidewalks where the buildings abut the paved portion of the sidewalks."
The main concern of the city is that property is being torn apart at the hands of skateboarders.
We argue that skateboarding is something that needs to be embraced not deemed illegal. Skateboarders aren't out to destroy the city. Skateboarding has always found itself in cities using certain architectural designs to express who they are.
We understand that certain property is being torn up by skateboarding. However working with the community of skateboarders could be beneficial. In cities all over the United States skateboarders are working with local governments to solve these issues.
Skateboarding is more than a sport it is a lifestyle and a culture that instills in people values such as determination, perseverance and co-operation. It has the ability to unify and generate friendships and a sense of community.
Our Youth Desperately Need Facilities. Please Support Them.
There are an increasing number of skateboarders, bike riders and inline skaters in Lyndoch and the general Barossa area, and a skate park for these people would make skating a much safer activity in these parts for the people living in and near Lyndoch.
By keeping these people off the roads and in a park there will be less injuries.
The added park would also be an attraction for residents and tourists alike, which would in turn bring the town a lot more attention and therefore more money to sustain the already beautiful area.
Chatham, NJ –
Chatham Township listened to your concerns and decided to repair the park’s ramps. The ramps were fixed this week, resolving the unsafe conditions. Once the insurance adjusters come to inspect, the park will be opened to the public again, hopefully by Friday February 8th.
We need your help to further improve the park!
The park’s skating surface is still quite bumpy – a factor that had led to a drop off in park usage in the first place. While not unsafe, the rough surface makes skating frustrating. We have found an acrylic seal coating product (Nova Play) specifically designed for skate wheels. It can be applied to the asphalt without removing the ramps, and will make the surface beautifully smooth for skating once again. The township has stated that it is not willing to pay for this improvement, and is relying on us to raise the $15,000 necessary to do the work. Please consider making a donation to restore the park to its full potential.
Our goal is to raise the money as quickly as possible so that the new surface can be applied well before the summer.
With your help, the park will be better than ever!
Checks should be made to Chatham Township, with “Skate Park” in the memo line. Donations should be mailed to:
Chatham Skate Park Committee
58 Meyersville Road
Chatham, NJ 07928
Thank you for your support!
In regards to Sec. 7-59.2. of the Virginia Beach Code of Ordinances, I and every other person who voluntarily signed this petition believe Skateboarding on the boardwalk should not be illegal.
Skateboarding dates all the way back to the 1940's. It's sole purpose was for transportation and later grew to become a popular hobby, but skating has ultimately became a culture of its own. Skating has gotten a bad reputation. Most people look at "skaters" as rebellious, non-conforming, obnoxious kids. However, when you get down to it, skateboarding is a very positive influence. It keeps kids active and brings together a collection of diverse cultures. Ultimately being one of the greatest camaraderie's of all.
The biggest argument about skating on the boardwalk is safety. Everyone on this petition can agree that skating can be dangerous. However, skating is most likely one of the least dangerous activities on the boardwalk. Speeding bicyclist and sporadic roller skaters offer more of a threat than skating does. Skating is singled out over all other activities that happen on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
Despite the fact that bicyclist are supposed to stay on the bike path, Virginia Beach Officers will turn a blind eye to that to go stop a younger boy standing on his skateboard. In closing, I ask that you please re-evaluate Sec. 7-59.2. of the Virginia Beach Code of Ordinances.
I'd like to thank you for reading this statement and hope that you can realize skating is more than just a outlandish activity. It's a culture and a bonding factor in today's youth. Thank you.
Proposed plans to put offices on the skatepark site remain.
The council have said that an alternative location for the skatepark would have to be provided.
BUT there is no specific alternative for relocating the park.
The draft plans are not specific enough to guarantee the future of the skatepark and we ask that you join us in petitioning the planning department of Kensington and Chelsea council further.
!Do not allow the loss of this amazing community resource!
Thank you for your support, please spread the word!
Skatepark plans were removed from the Daley Bi-Centennial grounds in the first quarter of 2012. The skateboard community is greatly disappointed by this.
There are only two concrete skateparks in Chicago, 1) Wilson in Uptown and 2) 31st Street Park on Lakeshore Drive.
The increased media on the sport has created a surge of new skateboarders across Chicago. The upward trend in skateboarding has rendered the Wilson park overcrowded.
Poor construction and masonry has made the 31st street park dangerous and unskateable, particularly for young children who may just beginning to learn.
please sign my petition to take forward to wands worth council agreeing with me that wands worth has a lack of skating facility's and therefore should be built.
this will lower the number of kids without anything to do who cause trouble or stay at home and play 'X BOX or PS3' for hours on end and will provide a reletivley safe place to either skateboard, scooter, inline or BMX or meet up with friends and have FUN!!!. it should include
Holyhead skate park is in need of refurbishment, as the flooring is in desperate need of repair there are small loose stones everywhere, the flooring it was redone but there was cracks and it easily came apart over a few years after it was done, smashed bottles and stones cause havoc for younger people using the park, there are inappropriate images on the ramps, deterring younger peoples parents to take them to the skate park.
There are some ramps and rails that are coming out of the ground the park is out dated. It is more of a danger to people now because drunks feel they can use it because it is almost abandoned due to the condition therefore a danger to the community and to the people that use the skate park.
The state it is in now means that people go to other places to skate therefore meaning we become more of a nuisance to the community and we will get a bad name so the refurbishment of the skate park would cause a decrease in the amount of people skating on the street causing havoc. If there was a better and more aesthetically pleasing skate park it would attract more tourists and it would encourage people to exercise.
Skateboarding in the Village of Hilton keeps the people of the community active. It is a great way for people to get outdoors and exercise.
People who use skateboarding as a hobby or a sport do not intend to cause problems in the village, but to be outside and do something they enjoy.
Skateboarding, like other sports, has sponsors and professionals. Like other sports with sponsors and professionals, it should not be outlawed in the Village of Hilton. Skateboarding is a common interest throughout the community.
A law like this punishes all skateboarders, not just the ones who are causing problems in the community.
The Westridge subdivision Youth are seeking to have a safe skate and bike park that resides on the current buildable land owned by the Bartlett Park District in the Westridge subdivision.
Bartlett currently has (1) skate park at the Bartlett Community Center that is located more than 6 miles from the Westridge subdivision, which is not a safe travel distance for the youth west of route 59 to easily access and safely travel to.
In the Belmont and Highton area of Geelong there's no skate facilities for the youth. They have to travel to either Waurn Ponds or the Waterfront skate facility which is a fair distance away. Which can be hard during school holiday's for parents because they need to work.
None of the youth areas offer enough shade for people who suffer illnesses involving the sun (eg- cancer). And the area is completely visible from the road so it will be a safe place for kids to hang out and not have to worry about criminals and graffiti. All up it is a perfect spot for this facility.
My name is Alec from the Geelong skateshop and I speak on behalf of the youth who use the skate facility down at the waterfront. We are all very happy with what you have provided for us, but there is a crucial part of a skate park that we are missing. The skate park has no transition. I know that the skate park is a great design to look at but I believe more people would use the facility if some transition was put in.
Since the facility has been built every skateboarder I have talked to has said the same thing. They all love the skate park but it’s missing that aspect of transition. If say a mini ramp was to be built at the facility it would bring in all different types of skaters and everyone would enjoy the facility a lot more. Kids who are learning how to skate need to learn how to skate everything to be good at what they’re doing. And when they learn they’ll have more fun because they can use all the skate park fluently.
If we want to skate transition we have to travel all the way over to Waurn Ponds facility. And if kids want to learn how to skate transition, they usually have to find their own way out there, like by bus or train to Marshall. And public transport can be quite dangerous for kids.
Basically by putting a mini ramp or a few quarter pipes in the facility it would increase the usage of the park to its full extent. It would not be an expensive project and the outcome would be well worth it. It would create a better environment for the kids and help their productivity in skateboarding, and a lot of the older guys love to skate transition so we would see a lot of the younger kid’s parents getting more involved. That means kids would be a lot safer and they would have more experienced skaters there to give them tips and help their productivity.
I know that the skating community of Geelong would be more than happy to help design these improvements and do everything in their power to make it happen. There is more than enough room at the facility to make these changes happen.
Founded in 2003, the Rob Dyrdek Foundation seeks to create healthy communities by promoting and providing the inherent benefits of skateboarding to all facets of society. The Foundation assists municipalities and non-profits with the design, development, and construction of legal Skate Plazas as well as assists with the creation of community and educational programs that promote and encourage the sport of skateboarding.
Our hope is to encourage construction of legal street skating areas, be that through large urban skate plazas or single skate spots.
Our goal is to reach:
Local Communities, including governments, park and recreations departments and local urban renewal and community improvement committees.
Major corporations and organizations sharing our support of legal street skateboarding who wish to give back to their communities through funding, land donation or other means of support.
A MESSAGE FROM ROB
A skate plaza is far from an original concept. It’s been talked about in theory for almost ten years. I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve heard that someone was going to recreate Love Park or Embarcadero. Yet it’s never happened. If they had duplicated either of these skateboard landmarks ten years ago, they would still be the best places in the United States to skate. There is a bureaucracy within skateboarding that hasn’t allowed it to occur.
The skate plaza is very personal to me, because I know all skateboarders suffer the same pain that I suffer each day trying to street skate. There is not one place in the entire United States where I could go legally skate real street. Each day there are fewer and fewer places to street skate, period. Skateboarding is being choked by people that simply don’t understand it. Skateboarders are sick of getting tickets and watching every good skate spot get skate-proofed or destroyed. The future of skateboarding relies on having places to do it.
There is a simple solution. Build real street parks. Recreational skateparks, which include street courses, mini-ramps, and bowls, will always be a part of skateboarding, but they will never play a part in keeping skaters off the streets of their communities. Not to mention that most of these recreational parks are built by people who don’t know anything about any type of skateboarding. If 80% of skateboarding is real street, then 80% of the places built for skateboarders should duplicate real street. Like it or not, the standards for modern skateboarding have been developed in urban architecture.
A skate plaza in every community is not only my dream, but also the dream of everyone who skates street, from the most advanced pro to the youngest novice. The skate plaza is essential to the future of skateboarding.
Brisbane City Council is well behind other state capitals in providing a vertical (vert) skateboarding facility for it's skaters. Vertical ramps built by councils in other Australian cities consistently produce world class athletes that compete professionally at an international level. Brisbane City Council needs to step up and support the growth and development of it's large skateboarding community by providing an up to date vert facility.
A centrally located vert skateboard ramp in Brisbane would provide an ideal training ground for up and coming young skateboarders, amateurs, professionals and veterans. A world class vert ramp would attract national and international tourism to Brisbane through the staging of competitions, demonstrations and events.
Vert skateboarding is a healthy, athletic, competitive activity and a vibrant spectator sport perfectly suited to Brisbane's warm weather and outdoor lifestyle.
Fort Miley was created in periods of war. Now it sits abandoned and neglected. The majority of those who utilize this crumbling piece of architecture are skateboarders. However we are treated like criminals for our creative and peaceful acts.
We can no longer stand being fined, hassled, and arrested for utilizing a public area in an athletic and positive manner. People travel from all over the world to visit Fort Miley and skateboard on it. It has the potential to cater to new life instead of fall to its demise.
There are many Skateboarders, Inline Skaters, and Bicycle Motor Crossers in the Lorton Area that have been waiting for a new skate park to be built in order for them to have something to be able to skate and bike safely.
Without a skate park, there aren’t many things that skaters/bikers are permitted to skate/bike around this area so they resort to skating/biking private prohibited areas (others houses, schools, local businesses, etc). Skateboarding, Inline Skating, and Bicycle Motor Crossing in these prohibited areas can have a lot of consequences because there are private areas that other people own, and have rules against doing these activities. These consequences can include legal authority, and restrictions to that certain area.
To many Skateboarders, Inline Skaters, and Bicycle Motor Crossers this is not only a hobby, it is their choice of life style they live. Some people neglect the idea that this kind of activity could even be considered a sport. There are many places for other people that are interested in “real sports” to go to around this area to practice that sport. Skateboarders, Inline Skaters, and Bicycle Motor Crossers have nothing in walking range distance, and the closest skate park is Wakefield Recreational Center, which is about 13.5 miles (20 minutes) away.
This means that kids that want something to skate/bike safely after their work at school each day wouldn’t have something close for them, while the other kids that do these “real sports” actually do. Is this fair? The Skateboarders, Inline Skaters, and Bicycle Motor Crossers only ask for you to consider the idea of building a safe environment for children to skate/bike without getting in trouble. This benefits not only the Skateboarders, Inline Skaters, and Bicycle Motor Crossers, but also the people that hate the Skateboarders, Inline Skaters, and Bicycle Motor Crossers. Parents and Peers can go to work, without worrying if their child was in trouble this time.
All we ask is that you take part of your day, and consider a new skate park idea in the Lorton area. You will see how many children will really love this idea, and be safe from harm.
This is a petition to establish the interest in forming a permanent structure in Hilo town for children of all ages to participate in skating activities.
This includes skateboarding, rollerskating, inline skates, and etc,. This structure will consist of ramps, half pipes, flat tracks, and skating street typed structures. Lights will also be installed for later evening events and fundraising community events with performances.
The City of Newark Plans to develop the site of the old Curtis Paper Mill as a community park. We would like them to include a concrete skateboard park in the project.
By signing this petition you show your support for skateboarding in Newark. This interest will raise awareness with not only city officials, but also members of Delaware Office of Parks and Recreation.
Please visit the City of Newark @ http://www.cityofnewarkde.us/ for more information, site plans, and to use the online comment form.
www.switchskateandsnow.com follow the Facebook link for even more details.
Photos are just to give example of good skatepark designs. You can view more great skateparks @ www.grindline.com www.dreamlandskateparks.com www.sitedesigngroup.com & www.teampain.com
The Mytchett skatepark itself, skateboarders feel very limited to one ramp. the wooden ramp of the park is chipped and is hard for skateboarders to skate, this damage is caused by the bmxers, having a concrete park and bowl next to the existing, wouldn't get damaged, and would be used so much more by the skateboarding community.
The ripped skatepark faces closure unless it can some kind of funding from the local council. they will only entertain the idea of funding if we can get enough people to sign a petition to say the ripped is worth saving and worth the council funds they would put in.
We need as many people to sign this as possible.
In our community there are a lot of skateboarders and we barely are allowed to skate anywhere because everything is school property and where just not allowed.
We skateboarders in this community need a skate spot were we are all allowed to skate at any time with no exceptions or anyone calling the cops on us because of doing what we love and we're having fun.
Skaters here don't have places to skate. There are no skateparks in this town. Were ever we go we get kicked out by cops or guards or people who work there.
Skating for some people is more than flipping a board, its there exercise, it also keeps them out of trouble. There is a lot of empty spaces in Cornelius were skateparks can go.
Many skaters here have to travel along way to find spots to skate or to go to a skatepark. Skaters deserve a skatepark here to skate and have fun.
There is not a skate park within walking, driving (considering today's gas price), or bus rout going to a park. The skate and bmx community is growing in my area everyday.
There needs to be a place were we can do our stuff without getting kicked out or called the cops. This is why we NEED this park.
The reason why skateboarders, and Rollerblader's need a skate park in Fayetteville is because we always get kicked out of places around town and its not fair because we don't have anywhere to go legally where we could skateboard at.
The local community have requested that a skatepark be built in the city of Laurel, within Prince George's County Maryland. Everyday the local skateboarders in the community are being kicked out and banned from everywhere they go, even when there are not other pedestrians around.
Everywhere the local skateboarders skate, there is always an individual who call the police or threatens the skateboarders to leave, otherwise he will be forced to contact the authorities.
The city of Laurel, Maryland has a large population of skateboarders with no where to go, without getting in trouble. Building a skatepark will help keep the local skateboarders out of the streets and away from potential dangers.
How many times has a skater gone to a skatepark, and been hassled because he/she is not that good. ALL THE TIME!
This petition is about segregating, or staggering the amount of skaters for children and unskilled people, or even getting some volunteers to teach younger skaters so that people can go to skateparks and not worry about being abused or looking like someone without a clue how to skate.
The youth in The Whitsundays from Bowen to Mackay have been lobbing their respective councils for improved skateboarding facilities and have been shut down by red tape and political infighting on fundings.
We youth have had enough and this is our only way to get noticed and stick it to councils to upgrade our facilities.
There are dozens of playgrounds in Banyule for primary school-aged children - several within walking distance of every house. There is NOTHING for secondary school-aged children, except TWO skate parks - one in Greensborough and one in West Heidelberg - not within walking or cycling distance for school kids.
THIS IS UNFAIR. Then the Councils wonder why youth hang around the streets with nothing to do. Teenagers need exercise and facilities too.
Skateboarding is a popular sport - if kids have no skateparks, they will still skate - on the streets in churches, schools. People tell them off, but they have no alternative!
My mum pays hundreds of dollars in rates every year. We get NOTHING for that. Lots of playgrounds for little kids; lots of new developments in Greensborough. No good to us. We live in Rosanna.
PLEASE - we would like a skatepark for teenagers in Rosanna!
Skateboards have been around for over 50 years and is a sport that even some elders seem to have been enjoyable in their past.
More and more towns have made skateboarding illegal due to how "dangerous" it can be.