Well just to clarify, the law is actually 20mph not 15. And yes technically it says “capable of” going faster than that which would make many boards illegal, but at the same time, unless you are seen actually going faster than that, its impossible to know what speed your board is capable of going at by looking at it.
evoheyax that law you quoted sounds strange as it would imply it is illegal to even drive a car in golden gate park ? I would venture a guess that its still ok to ride through there as long as you stay on the roads. I’m not really sure but perhaps the public roadways aren’t technically considered part of the park.
I actually think its fine to go through on the public roads. There are the following sections:
(b) A governing board, legislative body, or officer shall erect or place appropriate signs giving notice of any special conditions or regulations that are imposed under this section and the governing board, legislative body, or officer shall also prepare and keep available at the principal administrative office of the governing board, legislative body, or officer, for examination by all interested persons, a written statement of all those special conditions and regulations adopted pursuant to this section.
© When a governing board, legislative body, or officer permits public traffic upon the driveways, paths, parking facilities, or grounds under their control then, except for those conditions imposed or regulations enacted by the governing board, legislative body, or officer applicable to the traffic, all the provisions of this code relating to traffic upon the highways shall be applicable to the traffic upon the driveways, paths, parking facilities, or grounds.
So I take it this means there would be signs telling you its not allowed if it wasn’t. In regards to “c”, I think Golden Gate Park “permits public traffic” to vehicles. Perhaps this law was made for some other kinds of parks, maybe parks that don’t allow public traffic through them.