Stay in your skate lane
A small wheel society taking the bumps out of the road.
As I arrived in this timeline in the janky time machine, I was pulled over by a “Skatecop.” I had accidentally stumbled upon a future where skateboards and longboards are a common mode of transportation for last-mile and inner-city travel. I was asked to step out and grab a board. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but I eventually took a quick tour of Main Street.
Creating a skateboard-friendly city is an efficient way to develop an accessible environment. Other small-wheeled vehicles, such as wheelchairs and package delivery dollies, can easily navigate lanes and sidewalks. There are no sharp angles anywhere, everything transitions smoothly from street to path to sidewalk. People aren’t going too fast and I haven’t seen a single person performing tricks.
I might have to get me a board when I get back to my regular timeline later on, when it was really nice last spring.