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Legalize Skateboarding In Ocean City, Maryland

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Skateboarding is currently illegal and tickets are given out for simply skating down the road. It’s hard to believe that we host a huge skateboarding event (Dew Tour) yet it’s illegal for them to skate anywhere in the city. Skateboarding shouldn't be allowed for 3 days out of the year when the Dew Tour is in town it should be legal all year round. Skateboarding is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around town. How can you justify the use of a law written back in the 70’s? It’s time for change and modernization of the laws in this beach town.

 

Current Law

Sec. 90-195. - Operation of skateboards.

(a)

It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, propel, push or otherwise operate a skateboard on Atlantic Avenue (the boardwalk) or any ramps, railings or benches adjoining thereto at any time.

(b)

It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, propel, push or otherwise operate a skateboard on any public street, public way, public alley, public sidewalk, public lots and other public property (except for public skateboard facilities and publicly sponsored or authorized skateboard events) within the corporate limits of Ocean City between April 1 and October 1 of each year.

(Code 1972, § 30-3)



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