What Are Cities Doing About Segways?

Rather than ban the two-wheeled battery-operated vehicles, some cities are coming up with compromises.
July 7, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"'Our sidewalks aren't able to accommodate Segways and pedestrians,' La Mirada City Manager Andrea Travis said soon after the City Council enacted the ban. 'There's a potential conflict with pedestrians, because people aren't able to move out of their way quick enough.'Pasadena went from considering a total ban to reaching a compromise that would allow Segways on most of its streets. The City Council introduced an ordinance Monday asking that the police chief regulate Segways, primarily by establishing hours and locations of operation, said Pasadena Councilman Steve Haderlein."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Sunday, July 6, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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