Should cycle lanes include skateboarders?

Ph: Clive Andrews

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This week’s mildly roasted beef in a Brighton based local paper highlights the prank inclusion of skateboards being sprayed into the Hove Lawns cycle lane upsetting the council and local residents.

This looks fun for a second as obviously someone is having a laugh, but should cycle lanes be available to skateboarders? The last thing we need is more rules about being told where to go. We’ve have been victimised in many UK cities for years now, with some even issuing tickets for street skating as a ploy to herd people towards parks overly packed with ‘wheeled users’.

Someone who skates clearly wishes they actually existed raising ye olde saying of ‘be careful what you wish for’ out there as it just may become a reality…