Testing The Segway On Britain's Streets

Ryan Dilley tests the lawnmower-shaped scooter on Britain's less-than-perfect sidewalks.
June 19, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"President Bush took a tumble when he stepped on a Segway two-wheeled scooter last week. Could I do better than the leader of the free world?...whizzing around an empty, flat car park within the BBC's walls is one thing. Navigating the pedestrians, prams, rubbish bins and discarded kebabs of London's mean streets is quite another...the Segway's rather unforgiving suspension system soon makes it clear that...British pavements are in a ruinous state of repair...The novelty value of the Segway is arguably a stronger social lubricant that alcohol...Many liken it to the ill-fated Sinclair C5, a three-wheeled electric car also supposed to revolutionise personal transportation."

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Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 in BBC News
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