Students have adopted skateboarding for transport and leisure at many colleges in the United States. Skateboarding has been a controversial issue for a long time, because it is often defined somewhere between entertainment and transportation. Here in Boulder, there are bike lanes and sidewalks, but no skateboard lanes. We also rarely see posted signs prohibiting or allowing skating.
(Courtesy of Gary Ottonello)
CU’s skateboard policy states: “Unlike bicycles, skateboarders must always act as pedestrians. This means skateboarders must take care and yield to other pedestrians while maintaining a safe speed.”
Under such a policy, there are still many violations every day. This not only implies students’ partial agreement with it, but also warns us that we should be cautious as pedestrians, and while on a skateboard.
Eric Wang is a second year master student, studying Journalism. During the past two semesters, Wang has been exploring the media realm and has learned about the history, traditions, systems and current developments within the American Media Communication. Wang has completed various pragmatic work and has a wide array of skills through training as a photographer and working as a reporter. During the summer, Wang spent three months working as an intern at TBWTV in Los Angeles and hopes to be a professional journalist in the future.
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