Longboarders get a break on banned areas in Oak Bay

Henderson Road has been struck off the list of roadways banning longboarders

Henderson Road has been struck off the list of roadways banning longboarders and complaints will now be maintained in a municipal database.

Council made the decision based on a report by engineering director Dave Marshall, stating no complaints about longboarding have been received from residents, however, he did recieve a letter from bicyclist. In that letter, dated Feb. 25, Bruce Kilpatrick explained how he was involved in a “serious accident” on Aug. 8, 2012 when a “skateboarder” kicked his board out, causing it to hit Kilpatrick’s bicycle wheel, resulting in a fall. He broke two bones in one of his hands, suffered severe road rash on his left arm and leg and sustained damage to his bike and helmet, which had to be replaced.

Marshall said banning longboarding on Barkley Terrace was initiated by residents and a ban on Henderson Road should be considered if and when residents there, start making complaints.

“At some point down the road, we may revisit this,” said Mayor Nils Jensen.

The amended bylaw, which received third reading at council Monday, adds Barkley Terrace to a list of roadways banning rollerskating, skateboarding, in-line skating and longboarding. The existing list includes Christie Way, any sidewalk or street abutting Oak Bay Avenue between Foul Bay Road and Monterey Avenue, Turkey Head Walkway, Sylvan Lane and Denison Road.

Just Posted

Greater Victoria developer rushes to demolish historic wall before Oak Bay applies heritage permit

Abstract Development punches holes in one of Oak Bay’s oldest stone walls

With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island

Starting in May 2020 students from Vancouver Island can pursue a career in sonography

New accessible playground opens at View Royal’s Eagle View Elementary School

Students overjoyed while faculty and parents feel relief

School district launches survey for George Jay Elementary name change

The Greater Victoria School District wants to take public cues before decisions are made

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

Campbell River homicide suspects arrested in Vancouver

Two men remain in custody, but have not been charged

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

Elizabeth May confirms plan to eliminate fish farming in open ocean pens

Green Party leader stops in Qualicum Beach as part of Island campaign

STRIKE: WFP and USW are back at the table for mediation

“No further updates until either an agreement is reached or one party or the other breaks off talks”

Green Party leader Elizabeth May rolls through Vancouver Island to boost a party stronghold

Mocks media, evokes Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and promises change

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

Most Read