Gwinnett County's Department of Parks and Recreation
United States of America

There are currently no public skateparks in Gwinnett County that allow BMX bikes. With the growing rate of freestyle BMX in Gwinnett County, it would be safe to keep the participants off of the busy streets and into a healthy environment.

We, the undersigned, support the use of BMX bicycles in the Gwinnett County area. This petition is not a request for a new, separate skatepark designed specifically for BMX bicycles. It asks for equal treatment for BMX riders in an existing skatepark. It is a common misconception that BMX bicycles in skateparks creates a dangerous environment. BMX bicycles are equipped with brakes and are highly maneuverable, making them at least as safe as the skateboards and/or inline skates already permitted to use the skatepark. Many cities around the country already recognize this by permitting BMX bicycles into publicly-funded skateparks, where they coexist with other skatepark users. Countless private skateparks already demonstrate that any and all skatepark designs are compatible with BMX bicycles. For all of the above reasons and more, we, the undersigned, recognize the need for equal treatment for BMX riders, that they may have a safe and legal area to enjoy their sport.

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The Allow bikes into Gwinnett County skateparks petition to Gwinnett County's Department of Parks and Recreation was written by Daniel Edgerton and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.