As skateboarding has grown to ubiquity over the last couple of decades, negative responses to the activity have emerged commensurately. This includes anti-skating devices, those small-raised obstructions placed in a series on railings, curbs, and numerous other outdoor landscapes to prevent grinding and jumping by skateboarders. Ever consider the problems they cause in Madison?
A tongue-in-cheek PSA about the issue follows below.
This PSA was one of many created for a visual communications class at the Madison Area Technical College. Other 60-second spots created and published online include a voting PSA and a domestic violence PSA.
Seriously speaking, the Madison Skatepark Fund is working to create a free public space for skateboarding in the heart of the city. They are working with the Urban Open Space Foundation, the city, and east-side stakeholders like the Lussier Teen Center and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center to bring this plan to fruition, potentially in the East Rail Corridor Park, that is, the long-discussed Central Park. More information about the progress made by the Skatepark Fund since 2000 is available here.