SF’s skateboarding laws could change

Supervisor John Avalos said Tuesday that he is requesting a legislative analyst survey of skateboarding laws in California and elsewhere in the nation “and see what we might be able to apply here.”

The request comes after Avalos watched a video of a group of skateboarding youth being cited for skateboarding on the sidewalk.

“My children are really starting to have a lot of fun with skateboards,” Avalos said. But after watching the video, he said he realized that “my children perhaps are maybe breaking the law. I think it’s important for us as a city understand what our laws mean towards skateboarding in terms of skateboarders’ ability to move freely about the city and to get to the places where they can skateboard, such as skateboard parks.”
 

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Newsom orders indoor uses in gyms, salons, malls, churches, more to close

California is largely closing again amid a spike in coronavirus cases across… Continue reading

UCSF study finds young adult smokers at high risk of severe coronavirus

Roughly one in three young adults nationwide are at risk of contracting… Continue reading

Haney secures needed support to ask voters to create street cleaning department

Public Advocate proposal also advances toward ballot as anti-corruption measure

Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s announced Monday that they have… Continue reading

Riders should expect big changes when Muni rail returns in August

Reconfigured routes will mean fewer, longer trains through tunnel

Most Read