No Cruising

I saw this sign in front of city hall the other day.  What is cruising anyway?  I could understand the sign if it was located in Venice, Italy. After all, nobody likes unwanted wakes from cruising boats. Would I be in violation if I drove slowly looking at passers by?  I suppose if I were looking intently at my surroundings, I would see the sign. It is posted about 20 feet in the air, higher than the traffic light.

Photograph: Street Photography - No Cruising Zone 090617

No Cruising Zone

More questions: if I was in a ‘No Cruising Zone’, where did it begin? where does it end?  Would have to read the city ordinance to know or will I see a ‘No Cruising Zone Ends’?

6 thoughts on “No Cruising

  1. We have one through the main drag in our town. The story here is that decades ago cruising was a thing. Driving up and down the same street repeatedly. They are relics of a bygone era here for the most part, when there was not a whole lot else to do with your girlfriend or friends on a Friday night than drive up and down the street repeatedly, shouting back and forth at others doing the same thing. Some areas/cities it was due to people driving back and forth looking for sex.

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  2. It also seems very homophobic to me.

    The roads are where lots of gay men seem to cruise [find other SSA people and public displays of affection].

    Good question about “no cruising zones” / “cruising free zones”.

    Victo: I liked your historical explanation

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