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  • Is Skateboarding Downtown Illegal?

    Don't know if anyone who has any legal expertise knows if it is in fact 100% illegal to operate a self propelled skateboard on public streets and or sidewalks in downtown Orlando (32801-32803). I work and live downtown which makes it very practical and enjoyable to ride to work versus riding a bike / scooter / or car in everyday. This being said, I've been approached a few times by Orlando P.D. or just frustrated citizens that tell me it's illegal. I find this very very hard to believe. Mainly because I've looked up city of Orlando ordinances and statutes and can't find anything that clearly says it's a crime or ticket-able offense unless clearly noted by signs in public parks / churches / schools. For example, Lake Eola has at every possible point of entry a sign to indicate it's illegal for anyone to ride skateboards, bikes, or rollerblades in the park. That also tells me that it's clearly 'LEGAL' to ride beyond those signs on the sidewalk / street.

    Chapter 316 Section 0085 - 2012 Florida Statutes - The Florida Senate

    Chapter 316 Section 2065 - 2012 Florida Statutes - The Florida Senate

    specifically: (9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.
    I am tired of being mis-informed by cops and citizens based on the clear fact alone that it is something they don't like to see or want around them. I've recorded every police encounter on my gopro camera as I skate and I've explained to every officer in a clear and polite tone that regardless of what they're telling me, it's wrong unless they can site me a statue # or some crime I'm physically breaking...and so far nothing. I am however logical enough to know arguing w/ a police office is a lose/lose situation.

    Anyone on here have any logical feedback that can help me understand what the laws are in / around my own town?
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    Just keep doing it until you get a ticket or arrested and that willl answer you question.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by EckSyle View Post
      Just keep doing it until you get a ticket or arrested and that willl answer you question.
      I guess it's this hipster thing called "being aware"... thanks Obama!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Carloswill View Post
        I guess it's this hipster thing called "being aware"... thanks Obama!
        What the fuck is a hipster?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by EckSyle View Post
          What the fuck is a hipster?
          People who have 'Salt Life' stickers on their trucks are "Hipsters"
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Carloswill View Post
            People who have 'Salt Life' stickers on their trucks are "Hipsters"
            What the fuck is is "Salt Life?!" Is hipsters the new word for fags?
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            • #7
              Salt Life stickers are for posers.

              The motorized skateboard is technically a motor vehicle. Depending on where it is operated the potential charges could vary. Registration could be an issue too.


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              • #8
                I would say if you are dressed in your work uniform and skateboarding they wont bother you...
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                • #9
                  (3) This section does not grant authority or permission for a person to
                  engage in skateboarding, inline skating, or freestyle bicycling on property
                  owned or controlled by a governmental entity unless such governmental
                  entity has specifically designated such area for skateboarding, inline skating,
                  and freestyle bicycling.



                  depending how you want to think about this.... The government owns/maintains/controls the sidewalks and streets, so if they don't give you permission...your SOL. Although I don't see why a skateboard would not be allowed and a Bike would be....
                  Originally posted by Doc Holliday
                  I've always had the opinion that if you knowingly break the law that at some point you'll get caught.

                  I was always taught to take my licks like a man. Apparently people on bikes cry like little girls.

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                  • #10
                    I think the difference would be whether or not you're acting like a nuisance (aka Wannabe Tony Hawk).
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                    • #11
                      I rode bmx bikes downtown for years, unless your clearly damaging property you'll be fine.
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                      • #12
                        I've skated my longboard downtown before and I've gotten dirty looks and people pointing but never been bothered. I hit the garages a few years ago, they'll definitely mess with you for that and I don't recommend it unless you actually know how to be careful or are a gambler (it's a crapshoot whether you get busted or not). Last time I skated down there was just to get around and during the day earlier this year. In a nutshell: I have never gotten a ticket or been bothered for using my board as transportation downtown.
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                        • #13
                          i was told when we were setting up our event; downtown Orlando was labeled as a "no-skateboarding zone" - from my understanding it is illegal to skateboard in downtown Orlando (or on city property) in downtown Orlando.
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