Allow bicycles to ride all Houston public skateparks.
  • Petitioning Annise Parker

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Mayor of Houston
Annise Parker
Houston City Council, District H
Ed Gonzalez
Houston City Council Member
Helena Brown
Houston City Council Member
Jerry Davis
Houston City Council Member
Ellen Cohen
Houston City Council Member
Wanda Adams
Houston City Council Member
Al Hoang
Houston City Council Member
Oliver Pennington
Houston City Council Member
Dave Martin
Houston City Council Member
Stephen C. Costello
Houston City Council Member
Andrew C. Burks, Jr.
Houston City Council Member
Melissa Noriega
Houston City Council Member
C.O. Bradford
Houston City Council Member
Jack Christie
HPARD director
Joe Turner
Houston City Council Member
Mike Laster (Houston City Council Member)
Houston City Council Member
Larry Green (Houston City Council Member)
Houston City Council Member
James G. Rodriguez (Houston City Council Member)

Allow bicycles to ride all Houston public skateparks.

    1. Petition by

      Houston United BMXers

The City of Houston and Houston Park & Recreation Department have decided to limit access to Houston public skateparks to skateboarders and inline skaters.  We attended a City Council meeting to address this topic and they issued a memo that conflicts with the parks's signage and HPRD website disallowing bicycles.  The memo states bicycles are allowed at the 5 "above ground" prefab metal skateparks but not the $2 million Lee and Joe Jamail (downtown) concrete skatepark.  Reasons stated for disallowing bikes into the downtown park include: it "is a relativley compressed skatepark and is not designed for bikes and skateboards to co-exist. The skatepark was built with private funds for skaters."

Currently under construction is the U.S. largest public concrete skatepark.  This park is in the Greesnpoint area at the corner of Kuykendahl and Rankin Rd.  Bicycles are not to be allowed here as well despite the size and use of public funds to build the park.   Ok, say we buy their argument for disallowing bicycles in the downtown park.  Then why are bicycles disallowed in the U.S. largest skatepark? 

Please help us fight discrimination by signing our petition, spreading the word and contacting your City Council Member to express your concern.  Keep up to date here:   https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/345626008901218/

To:
Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston
Ed Gonzalez, Houston City Council, District H
Helena Brown, Houston City Council Member
Jerry Davis, Houston City Council Member
Ellen Cohen, Houston City Council Member
Wanda Adams, Houston City Council Member
Al Hoang, Houston City Council Member
Oliver Pennington, Houston City Council Member
Dave Martin, Houston City Council Member
Stephen C. Costello, Houston City Council Member
Andrew C. Burks, Jr., Houston City Council Member
Melissa Noriega, Houston City Council Member
C.O. Bradford, Houston City Council Member
Jack Christie, Houston City Council Member
Joe Turner, HPARD director
Mike Laster (Houston City Council Member), Houston City Council Member
Larry Green (Houston City Council Member), Houston City Council Member
James G. Rodriguez (Houston City Council Member), Houston City Council Member
Allow bicycles to ride all Houston public skateparks.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Daniel Dufresne KATY, TX
      • 21 days ago

      I'm signing because I like to bmx in the skateparks in other states but we can't here in Houston and it disappoints me because only skaters are allowed in. Also when only skaters are allowed in it is just having less kids getting outside and getting exercise and that's just one more reason for child obesity that doesn't need to be there

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    • Jonathan Holliday SPRING, TX
      • 25 days ago

      I firmly believe that bikers should be allowed the use of skateparks and that they should not only be limited to skateboards. Having spent time biking and skateboarding and seeing both sides I can say there is no issue. The only issue I have seen consistently is misinformation or ignorance.

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    • Fred Jordan HOUSTON, TX
      • about 1 month ago

      Let us Ride

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    • daniel cox CYPRESS, TX
      • about 1 month ago

      I box and would love to ride in some good free parks

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    • jorge Barrios MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
      • 2 months ago

      I am from Mexico and i am planing on visit that skate park next year, i do not want to spend a thousand dollars and not been able to ride because of a non sense law. the streets are not designed for skateboards and bmx and even so, we share the playground. this happens in Mexico too but i thought it was because the lack of common sense from out politicians but i see that happens everywhere, even there in the states.

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