Should skateboarding be banned in public places?

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May 6, 2012

Skateboarders rounded up at BGC

We stumbled upon a photo album (by Kevin Ducusin) on Facebook, condemning the rounding up of skateboarders inside Bonifacio Global City by the complex's security team. The photo album is entitled, "Skateboarding is not a crime." Apparently, a group of young skateboarders was recently detained by the security officers for "30 to 40 minutes." Ducusin quotes these officers as saying the skateboarders need a permit to be able to skate within the BGC premises.

Ducusin then broaches the idea of having a legitimate "skate park" inside the complex. He said a skateboarder like him would be willing to pay an entrance fee of "P30 to P40." The other benefit of this, he says, is that it will attract tourists.

As motorists who frequent BGC all the time, we've certainly seen these skateboarders. They seem orderly, going about their hobby without bothering other people. Of course, we are not discounting the possibility that other motorists might find them to be a hazard on the road. Do you think skateboarding should be banned entirely from a public place like BGC? (By "public place," by the way, we mean a place that's open to the public. Of course, BGC is privately owned. We're referring to the access, not the ownership.)

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