Skate Til Late: 10+ Facts

    1. The Skate Plaza was Opened in 2010
    2. Skate park was inspired by a group of community activists who wanted a space for kids to safely participate in action sports. One of these activists is Andy Poh, our interview subject.
    3. The Bethlehem Skateplaza is a 23,000 square foot oasis for skaters and bikers.
    4. The park will be open dawn to dusk.
    5. 3,150,000 American youth (or 1.7% of all youth) are the types of skaters that will use a skatepark today.
    6. 70% of all skaters are under 18 years old.
    7. Nearly one skateboarder dies a week in the United States in an accident that involves a motor vehicle. (Skaters for Public Skateparks Casualty Report, 2011)
    8. A more than just ridable complete skateboard usually cost anywhere from $50 to $200
    9. Here are some of the characteristics that may have impact on the creation of av skatepark.
  • Economic health
        1. Median household income
        2. Local retail activity
  • Social health
        1. At-risk youth profiles
        2. Obesity rates
        3. Graduation rates
  • Population
        1. Population density
        2. Median age
  • Geographic character
        1. Size of area
        2. Rivers
        3. Lakes or wetlands
        4. Hills or cliffs
        5. Number of parks
        6. Acres per capita
  • Tourist attractions
        1. Local tourist attractions
        2. Hotel/motel occupancy rates
  • Industrial districts
  • Public transportation
  • Freeways and man-made barriers
  • Walkability
  • Popularity of other action sports (e.g., mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding)

 

http://publicskateparkguide.org/vision/community-concerns-and-the-skatepark/

https://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/parks/skateplaza.html

 

 

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