A few years back, every teenager around here wore shirts that said "skateboarding is not a crime". Well, guess what. It is now, at least in my city, except on private property. It's rarely enforced, except for complaints called in to the police dept., but you can be fined for it. Technically, skateboards are not allowed on the streets or sidewalks, or bike paths. What actually got this law passed was all the gopeds and motorized skateboards, the ones where you hold a remote control in your hand, which were always illegal, but the city wrote up a new law, and included regular skateboards in it to. But they did build a really fancy concrete skateboard park, so the kids would have some place to skateboard. They have already been sued several times by parents whose kids got hurt there. Peace. Jerry.