Photo by Allen J Schaben for the LA Times
The Los Angeles Times has a story up about the growing debate surrounding downhill skateboarding. LA city council voted on Wednesday to begin drafting a law that will limit skateboarders to a top speed of 25mph and force riders to obey traffic laws and signs. Riders caught infringing upon those laws may have their boards confiscated as well.
2012 is proving to be an important year for longboarding. As it grows in popularity, the fear and hostility in public opinion seems to grow in equal measure. Have any ideas for how to continue forwards and ensure a bright future for skaters? Leave ‘em in the comments.