Respect for Skateboarders

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Respect for Skateboarders

Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.

The Times reports that “cities are finally showing skateboarders some respect”:

From New Jersey across the Hudson River to New York, skateboarders are now enjoying many more places to flow at a time when outdoor space has become more coveted with the coronavirus resurging.

Have you noticed this in your area? Where do skateboarders tend to congregate? Are there dedicated parks for them? If not, what kind of design would you like to see your neighborhood, town or city create? In general, do you agree with this article that skateboarding is becoming much more mainstream? If so, is that a good thing, in your view?

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn more.


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