Hollywood is considering banning roller-blading, roller-skating, and bicycles with more than two wheels on the beach boardwalk. Skateboards are already banned.
The opposition says that the community needs these safe spaces to skate and that other sidewalks and paths in the area are either too narrow or too close to traffic. There is currently an online petition circulating with over 1,100 signatures and growing.
The petition on change.org says, "For many, skating and triking are the few activities that bring them pure joy and happiness. Some people have fears or have knee or other stability or handicap issues that prevent them from riding a two-wheel bike. Because there aren't many terrains that are safe for these two activities, many residents moved to Hollywood and invested to retire here for the sole purpose of enjoying these healthy activities on our Broadwalk (activities that have been permitted here for decades)."
Hollywood's commission will be meeting multiple times before voting on the issue.
Do you think skating should be allowed to remain on the boardwalk?