I’m hearing skateboarders are allegedly getting tickets or at least getting yelled at to not skate on the boardwalk. Really? That’s kinda sad… Skating is just another form of recreation that we should welcome here in Long Beach. I like watching the skaters. It makes me feel like I’m living in some sort of beach town…..
These skaters are on a little piece of wood with four wheels. They aren’t going to hurt anybody, unlike this 4-wheeled beast:
(Photo taken from Long Beach Matters to You).
I get that the city needs vehicles on the boardwalk, so I’m not complaining about that because they are using smaller cars, but what really is the big deal over skateboards? We are always complaining about the kids today; how they don’t play outside anymore or how they are always playing video games on their ipads, etc etc. Well, skating is a recreational activity! They are getting exercise when they skate! They are getting fresh air! They are battling the obesity issue of America! Isn’t this what we want?
Instead of giving tickets to skateboarders, how about all the countless cars that go through the stop signs? Or the speeding on Park Avenue? Priorities!!
If liability is an issue, there is risk in everything we do! We have bigger issues in this city, skating is not one of them.