A new urban skate park recently approved for Margaret T. Hance Park near downtown Phoenix won't allow bicyclists, as one local group had hoped. But a Phoenix Parks and Recreation official has suggested that the city also might consider a bikes-only park.
Although several bicyclists urged the parks and rec board last week to make room for bikers among the skaters, board members did not discuss that possibility, according to The Arizona Republic. Jason Ryan, president of the Bike, Blade and Board Coalition, noted that other parks in the Phoenix area - unlike the city's four other skate parks - do allow for shared use between bikers and skateboarders.
Meanwhile, the executive director of the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire continues his efforts to encourage more skate park participants to wear helmets.