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06/25/2011 11:12 AM ID: 89878 Permalink   

Boston Plans to Ban Segways From Sidewalks


Boston mayor Thomas Menino has signed an ordinance banning Segways from public sidewalks. The reason are potential accidents.

"Boston is known as a walkable city, and to have these motorized devices on the sidewalk is just absolutely dangerous to pedestrians," City Council member Sal LaMattina says.

The company that conducts the Segway tours in Boston, Boston Glides, is forced out of business if the ordinance were inforced.

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  Remember When  
"The Segway was to be a world changing invention" was the hype before it was revealed what the Segway actually was.

Then they presented it and we all were disappointed in what it really was. A stand up scooter.
  by: Jim8   06/25/2011 05:32 PM     
I think they´re rather silly. Especially seeing the rent-a-cops at the mall scooting around on them... Kinda puts me in mind of those folks floating around on hover-couches in the movie Wall-E
  by: vlynxy   06/25/2011 07:09 PM     
  I want to know what empirical evidence they  
have upon which to base this ordinance.

At some point in time, we have to stop protecting ourselves from ourselves.
  by: silencedmajority   06/26/2011 04:01 AM     
  Boston excels in silly stuff  
Many years ago, the city passed an ordinance banning dogs that stand more than 16 inches tall at the shoulder.

This was done due to intense pressure from "important people" that were cat lovers, and they felt that large doges presented a threat to their cats.

So, why didn´t they ban cars also?
Seems like a more serious threat to both dogs and cats. Jive Turkeys.

[ edited by white albino ]
  by: white albino   06/27/2011 01:28 PM     
  Personally I like this idea  
Motorized vehicles should not be allowed on sidewalks.

I hate how they use these for security guards in malls. Security guards should get off their fat asses and walk like the rest of us. It is quite amusing to see them literally getting fatter and fatter by the second and actually require the use of a motorized vehicle to cart themselves around the malls. Er its amusing yet also sad.
  by: slavefortheman     06/27/2011 09:22 PM     
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