University of Utah scraps plan to ban skateboards, bikes

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 21, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    They would be better off scrapping that joke of a basketball program.

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    June 21, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    This article seems to not be getting much attention (because it is boring), But at the university I attend Skaters skate inside the buildings (not allowed). One time I saw an older gentleman (worked for the university in some capacity) stop a skater, and grabbed onto the board, the kid started yelling and threatened to punch the guy.
    Anyway, not all skaters are this type of jerk, but many are and you aren't going to stop them with some education on the rules. Boards should not be allowed to be ridden on campus, they should be hand carried.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    June 21, 2013 5:55 a.m.

    But the school doesn't have an issue with banning citizens rights to legally and lawfully carry a weapon on school for self defense and protection?

    Once again we try to accomadate the 1% skateboarder to make sure they can scrape up and destroy parts of the campus, speed along the sidewalk causing injuries to others.....

    How is the school going to handle the speeders? Are you going to have your ticket police carry speed guns and clock people going too fast on the sidewalks? Do you think skateboarders are going to respect any authority and pull over and apologize and change their behavior? Has anyone that is making these decisions had to deal with the mentality of skaters? They believe they are entitled to everyone elses property and have a right to destroy and do whatever they please. When you ask them to leave, they threaten you, run their mouths and express everything that is wrong with these kids.

    Good luck! Sometimes it's easier to come up with stupid policies behind a desk than being the person asked to enforce those stupid policies.

    June 20, 2013 7:26 p.m.

    Aren't there enough rules and policies in place already? Accidents are a fact of life. Nobody wants to have an accident but they will still happen no matter what the policy says.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    June 20, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    As a commuter school why would the powers that be even consider such ban?

    Don't they do research at 'resurch skool'?