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Keeping Segways off sidewalks

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Following a resolution by the Toronto Pedestrian Committee in April against allowing Segway scooters on sidewalks, the local distributor started a publicity campaign to persuade the City allow these contraptions on the sidewalks (including for the purpose of advertising).

An article in the Bloor West Villager discusses the subsequent events and discussions.

The basic message of all pedestrian activists has been, these are great vehicles, let’s put them on the road where all motorized vehicles belong, not on sidewalks. They would need to be modified to be road-worthy, but Segway is already developing various new models.

The City’s Works Committee will be discussing the issue at its meeting the morning of October 11.