Video: Students speak on campus skateboard travel


May 8, 2018

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Read more: “Faster Than Walking, More Flexible Than Biking: Skateboarding as a Real Mobility Mode,” an analysis of skateboarding commuting, in Transfers Issue 1.

Skateboarding is an increasingly popular form of travel — especially on college campuses. But safety regulations, often created in response to recreational skateboarding rather than skateboard commuting, can put a damper on students’ rides. We spoke with several students on the UCLA campus near Bruin Walk, a main thoroughfare and “dismount zone” for all skating and biking, about the benefits of skateboard travel and the obstacles in their way:

Transfers Staff

Transfers Magazine is the biannual research publication of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR), a federally-funded network of eight partner campuses in Arizona, California, and Hawaii.