this will get the skaters out of the streets, to a greater extent, and allow law enforcement a greater reasonable alternative to suggest. remember the kid who died in price hill? with a skatepark down the street, maybe he wouldn't have elected to be on a board in an intersection. maybe he would have. maybe hardcore street skaters will always bomb hills, but most kids don't belong doing that. they belong at parks, learnign the art and craft in a safer environment.