Dear Ms. Clark:
A recent hobby has taken place on Alabama Hill. Youth are skateboarding down the streets in this neighborhood. There are several stop signs but long stretches of steep terrain have become a challenge for skateboarders who are plowing through the intersections without stopping. This is risky behavior that needs to be controlled. Although I feel this is dangerous, I wish those who enjoy doing it would host an event to have the streets legally closed off and temporarily detoured. It is really amazing to watch and don’t these streets belong to all of us?
Yes I’ve heard of the hill boarders and fortunately I have not been close enough to encounter the problem. The brains of youth are still in the developing stages and they often do not consider consequences when attempting a feat of bravery or skill. Drivers need to always be watchful in the Alabama hill area. With spring coming the dry streets can be like a racetrack. Perhaps it is not such a good idea to hold an event for this activity as it could encourage practice on non-event days.
There are also deer that roam these streets. They often walk right down the middle of the road. If you drive through this neighborhood, for the sake of deer and young people, please drive slowly and be cautious.
Yes these streets belong to all of us but are meant for a specific purpose. It is better to restrain skateboarding to the creatively built skate park that was made for it.