November 26, 2002
PELOSIVILLE VS. THE SEGWAY:Segway scooters banned in SF (Associated Press, November 25, 2002)
San Francisco supervisors today banned the use of the Segway Scooter on city sidewalks, agreeing with senior advocates that the new technology poses a threat to the old, the young, and the disabled. [...]
Senior Action Network members urged the ban be enacted at a rally on the steps of City Hall before today's meeting. "Whose sidewalk is it?" asked advocate Jeanne Lynch. She said the scooters, technically known as the electric personal assistive mobility devices, would not be affordable to seniors at several thousand dollars apiece.
Shouldn't they ban the seniors' wheelchairs too? Posted by Orrin Judd at November 26, 2002 9:48 PM