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Allow longboard, and skateboards to have equal rights as bikes on roadway

Section 172 of the MVA currently forces anyone riding a skateboard to stay on the sidewalk, or marked crosswalk. On a flat, paved surface, skateboard or longboard riders can travel at 25km/hr with ease. On the narrow sidewalk with dogs, children, and members of the public including elders – it becomes difficult to share the sidewalk safely.


The Longboard Halifax Society (LHS) is a registered society with the Province of Nova Scotia (registry #3270564) would like to see the Motor Vehicle Act changed to reclassify skateboards and longboards into the same category as bicycles. For the safety of the Public, Commuters, and Athletes of Nova Scotia.

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  • Misiter of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
    Honourable Maurice G Smith

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