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.
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.
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