No Skateboarding

By Cheryl Colan / On / In close-up, public works, Theme Day

No Skateboarding

The City of Phoenix does not seem to want people riding skateboards anywhere. Tomorow there will be a follow-up photo about how seriously this city ordinance is taken.

Today’s photo is part of City Daily Photo theme day for July: “No… signs.” Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

8 thoughts on “No Skateboarding

  1. As I’m a huge skatboarding lover I’ve always hated those “no skateboarding” signs! Here in France policemen used to be very serious with this issue a few years ago but it’s getting better now.

  2. Hi Phoenix,

    The bees are back in Brookville, Ohio. I hope for the rest of the year at least. I even got one on my Better Blog Writing post today. LOL

    I see you found an adorable No sign. No skateboarding is almost like no walking to some kids around here.

    Isn’t it almost funny to think of adult people scurrying around their communities taking pictures of signs. And if somebody had asked what that is all about and you said a sign with “no” on it, they might… well. It is kind of funny.

    —Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  3. We now have a skateboarding park for the kids, so this sign would be redundant here. It’s huge a huge no, the biggest I think I’ve seen so far.

  4. i had a ‘no skateboarding’ sign as my ‘runner up’ choice… i’ll be posting it later this week =) why does everyone pic on skateboarders?

  5. We have a brand new skateboard park. It is very popular. There is one “no” sign I wish we did have…. and that is “No Roller/Skate Shoe Riding in the Stores”! I’ve had little (and some, not so little)kids zip right by me while shopping for groceries. It kind of startles you if you’re not paying attention.

  6. As kids we used to use a book placed on top of a roller skate, we’d sit on it, then hold our legs in the air and roll at top speed down a street hill. If you came off it was very very painful.

    City lawmakers are a peculiar breed. Seems many of them forget what it is to be human and young. Skateboarding to me seems such a wonderful positive thing. So free the boards! Make fun a constitutional right!

  7. Not that I have a love affair with lawmakers or politicians….BUT….skateboarders often damage quite a bit of public property that is suppose to be used by all citizens. And sometimes, when there are more than 3 or 4 of them together, they can be on the obnoxious side and basically be jerks to those around them. I’m all for skate parks.

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