Charleston passes skateboard regulations – Charleston Post Courier

Charleston City Council unanimously backed its list of skateboarding regulations and new board-riding map on Tuesday.

The move came after officials said the experimental pilot project that was tested beginning last year worked well.

Heavily traveled King Street is was one of the multiple routes where boarding is banned. Also closed is riding on Meeting, Broad, East Bay and Calhoun streets.

But skateboarders have more freedom to ride in the streets around the College of Charleston.

“I’m pleased to see council take a common sense approach to an urban transportation issue,” City Councilman Mike Seekings, an advocate of alternative transportation in the city, said afterward.

The regulations require skateboarders to obey all the rules of the road that are applicable to vehicles. They also cannot use cellphones while moving or go barefoot. Violators faced a fine of at least $50, plus court costs.

Other aspects of the regulations include riders are not allowed to operate while intoxicated or while consuming alcohol, must be visible – including through reflective lights, clothing or gear, and are not allowed to attach to a moving vehicle.

Reach Schuyler Kropf at 937-5551


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