Go Back   EcoModder Forum > AltModding > Alternative Transportation
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2008, 09:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
igo
Master EcoModder
 
igo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wheeling, WV
Posts: 410

Mini Box Truck - '05 Scion Xb
90 day: 32.87 mpg (US)

It FITs - '09 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 36.2 mpg (US)

Impreza - '13 Subaru Impreza Sport
90 day: 30.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Kudos for the guy standing up.

I just expect to be harassed when I skateboard it most be the noisy wheels or the fear of being sued. The only places I can skateboard worry free are abandon/junky places that nobody cares about and skateparks.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-18-2008, 09:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
 
DifferentPointofView's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Dale, IL (or A-Dale)
Posts: 1,120

The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

The 'Scort - '98 Ford Escort LX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Some people, even when they use like 80-88A wheels that are soft and don't make noise just get yelled at cause their skaters. They get called punks and juvenile delinquents, but even with a petition of over 200 signatures (thats a lot for this county) the idea of a skate park gets shunned upon. Some say it will bring more skaters, but maybe if the skaters had a decent place to skate, they wouldn't have to skate the streets and sidewalks. Just a thought.
__________________


Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

Did I Use Too Many Abbreviations? Here's The Abbreviations List
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 10:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: appleton wi, for now
Posts: 363

pontiac trans am - '00 pontiac firebird trans am

jeep 1 - '02 jeep wrangler
90 day: 16.76 mpg (US)

jeep 2 - '07 jeep wrangler x
90 day: 19.39 mpg (US)

Toyota - '09 Toyota Corolla lx
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my "hometown" (keep in mind im a nomad so i dont really have a home town but the closest thing i have to one....) built a skatepark behind the police station when i was younger and it has had great reception, but then again i think with that one location is key...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 12:30 AM   #24 (permalink)
Did you get that thing?
 
reformed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 162

Green Machine - '92 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 39.98 mpg (US)

Money pit - '97 Infiniti j30
90 day: 22.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
While I like where this guys head is at, I disagree with the argument that skateboarding is a viable mode of transportation. Having skated for many years and still wearing skate shoes to this day, I know how dangerous it is to skate on the street. Not only can you not hear an approaching car from behind you because of the sound of the wheels, but the little wheels of a skateboard can stop instantly and easily on a small pebble and send you flying in one direction and the board in another, done it many times and have scars to prove it. I've seen many motorists have to swerve and almost cause accidents because of this very thing happening. I actually used to walk my board to where I was going to skate at instead of ride it there. Yea it doubled travel time, but it was a lot less stressful and much safer.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 10:07 AM   #25 (permalink)
Bicycle Junky
 
NoCO2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 464

Putsaround - '96 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 32.74 mpg (US)

The Commuter - '07 Trek 1000SL
90 day: 617.28 mpg (US)

Zippy - '91 Honda Civic DX
90 day: 33.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
I can see where his argument is coming from, but I think their is a hierarchy in which laws take precedence over others. For instance, the no skating on the streets is a safety issue because, it's just physics, a skateboard CAN'T go as fast as a bicycle can in the same conditions, period. Also, like reformed said, they can be thrown off balance easily from small pebbles that most other vehicles wouldn't even notice. On the other hand, the alternative transportation law (or movement, whatever it was) is simply to clean up the air. They want people to be able to not need a car and for cyclists and pedestrians to be encouraged to ride and walk rather then drive because no one cares about their efforts to conserve.

I agree that he should be able to ride his skateboard to work if he wants to, but, maybe they should consider making a specialized lane for alternative transportation vehicles.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: appleton wi, for now
Posts: 363

pontiac trans am - '00 pontiac firebird trans am

jeep 1 - '02 jeep wrangler
90 day: 16.76 mpg (US)

jeep 2 - '07 jeep wrangler x
90 day: 19.39 mpg (US)

Toyota - '09 Toyota Corolla lx
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^^agree on the alternate lane^^
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 12:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
 
DifferentPointofView's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Dale, IL (or A-Dale)
Posts: 1,120

The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

The 'Scort - '98 Ford Escort LX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
For where I live, we'd have to get actual sidewalks first and not just paths.
__________________


Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

Did I Use Too Many Abbreviations? Here's The Abbreviations List
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 02:19 AM   #28 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Gone4
Quote:
Originally Posted by DifferentPointofView View Post
For where I live, we'd have to get actual sidewalks first and not just paths.
I had never been to a suburban or urban area without sidewalks until I went to Texas. It's terribly inconvenient to lack them. I sometimes wonder if they know alternatives to SUV's exist.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 03:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Peakster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Regina SK Canada
Posts: 407

Red Jeep Patriot - '07 Jeep Patriot
90 day: 25.14 mpg (US)

Beige Ford Ranger - '95 Ford Ranger XLE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Darn! What a crazy punishment for using human powered-transportation. That's such an awful contradiction: Can't use human powered vehicles on the sidewalks because of pedestrians, and can't use them on the roads because of angry drivers that think they own the road. What else are they supposed to do? Fly like the Jetsons?

Oh wait... that would be a violation of airspace

I'm happy he got support of all those people though. I wonder is he has to carry a criminal record now .
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 03:49 PM   #30 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Gone4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peakster View Post
What else are they supposed to do? Fly like the Jetsons?

Oh wait... that would be a violation of airspace
You can sly ultra lights below a certain altitude and the FAA won't care in the US. You may get some unhappy people in neighborhoods though trying to sa it's not safe.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com