The latest Planet news and stories about efforts to make the world a more skate-friendly place, listed in reverse order of publication:
April 22, 2008
Skaters and Recycling
What to do with those old skate wheels and bearings?
• Planet story
July 11, 2007
Nix the Ban!
City councilors are considering a skate ban for downtown Greer, SC. ... Tell them you think it's a bad idea!
• Take action!
June 5, 2007
Town Bans Street Skating
Vandergrift, PA, has banned skating of any kind on borough streets and parking lots. "We were having a lot of trouble," some nitwit said.
• Tribune-Review story
Jan. 18, 2007
Recreational Asphalt For Rochester?
The city of Rochester, NY, is considering closing half of the Inner Loop freeway on Sundays and opening it to runners, cyclists and skaters.
• Go to Chronicle story.
Dec. 6, 2006
After a two-hour trial, a federal judge convicts Eddy Matzger of skating on the Blue Ridge Parkway but commends his argument.
• Go to Planet story.
Nov. 2, 2006
Fightin' the Good Fight
Eddy Matzger usually fights his battles on the racecourse. But after getting a ticket for skating on the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, he's headed for court.
• Go to Planet story.
Oct.. 11, 2006
Pave the MKT!
The MKT is an 8.9-mile rail-trail in Columbia, Mo. Only problem: It's not paved. But that may change. City planner Ted Curtis is pushing a plan to pave the trail, despite some resistance from runners.
• Go to Missourian story.
• Get involved: Send an email to City Hall.
Sept. 25, 2006
Ala. City to Build Greenway
Madison in North Alabama plans to start work on the Bradford Creek Greenway next summer. The first phase will include a 2.5-mile paved trail for walkers, cyclists and skaters. Work on a second phase is expected to start in two years.
• Go to Huntsville Times story.
• Get Involved: Join the Madison Trails group.
Sept. 19, 2006
Ind. Trail Needs Help
Half finished, the planned 17-mile Pumpkinvine Trail in north central Indiana is already providing some great rolling for skaters. But there's lots left to do. Want to help? Join the Friends of the Trail, which raises money and awareness for this great resource.
• Go to Friends of the Trail.
• Go to South Bend Trib story.