Laguna Beach officials are considering restricting skateboarding on public streets — and banning it altogether on some steep streets.
A package of proposed restrictions will be presented for public review at 7 p.m. Thursday by the Parking/Traffic/Circulation Committee. The meeting will take place at Top of the World Elementary School, 21601 Tree Top Lane. The meeting time was originally to be 6 p.m. but was changed to 7 p.m. because of a conflict with a Thurston Middle School Back-to-School night, according to Liz Avila, the city's liaison to the committee.
The proposals include:
•Protective headgear required for all skateboarders who are 18 younger;
•Skateboarders must have helmet-mounted lighting between sunset and sunrise;
•Skateboarders are to be subject to rules and regulations governing bicycles and must obey vehicle code provisions; comply with traffic control signals and signs; yield to pedestrians in marked or unmarked crosswalks; not pass motor vehicles on the right unless there is a bicycle lane provided; and ride as far to the right on roadways as possible.