• Skatepark review
  • Pietrasanta skate plaza

    Town of Pietrasanta is known of the marble mined in the Apennine Mountains along the Tuscan coast. They had a 50,000 € budget to build a skatepark, except instead of constructing regular (possibly a modular skatepark) skatepark, they came up with a creative solution. Through cooperation with the municipality and local marble yards locals searched marble […]

  • Spot review
  • Leon Cladel street park

    The rue Léon Cladel (Leon Cladel street) in Paris was a typical side street, surrounded by banks and offices. To mark the pedestrian character of this lane and to animate it during the closing hours of the offices, the municipality wanted to include urban furniture adapted to skateboarding. This shared public space, which has taken the form […]

  • Spot review
  • Pier 7

    Pier 7 became a San Francisco hotspot in the mid-1990s once EMB turned into a bust. With ledges running off stairs that were also wide enough for manuals and a row of Bay Blocks, Pier 7 was a perfect spot for technical lines. Many skaters joked that Pier 7 (rebuilt after extensive damage in the ’89 […]

  • Interviews
  • Rob Smith

    Rob Smith talks Sidewalk Magazine through the House of Vans London re-design. “To be honest, the build team mainly consisted of a one-man army named Brian; he plodded along and had a few guys help him throughout, but he did the main bulk of it.” Rob Smith talks the House of Vans refit, Sidewalk Magazine […]