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Hey Greenies, What Ever Happened To That Scooter Thing(7 posts)

Hey Greenies, What Ever Happened To That Scooter ThingRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 11:09 AM
You know the one that was going to change trasnportation as we know it. It was the scooter you leaned on and it moved forward or backward. All I know are the people from Good Morning America looked really rediculous on it.
re: Hey Greenies, What Ever Happened To That Scooter Thingnetso
May 9, 2002 11:21 AM
Actually, in our area the thing is being tested by the USPO and the Police Force. Other than that I have not heard a word.
re: Hey Greenies, What Ever Happened To That Scooter Thingklbeans
May 9, 2002 11:22 AM
The Segway. Supposed to change our lives forever... if you could afford it. Another toy for the riches.
Atlanta Police are testing a supped up version...PdxMark
May 9, 2002 12:18 PM
Usual Segs can go up to 15 mph, the police interceptor versions can get up to 18 mph... as one artcile said "it will take at least a brisk jog to get away from them."

One issue is that there is a push from the company that makes Segs to legalize their use on bike paths and sidewalks... that's an interesting twist... once segs are ok on bike paths/trails, why not motorized scooters (those Razor-type scooters with 2-cycle engines on them), minibikes... etc.
re: Hey Greenies, What Ever Happened To That Scooter ThingLen J
May 9, 2002 12:27 PM
Segwey is currently being tested by the postal service and several police dept's as well as several large companies for use in warehouses.

Largest obstacles so far are:

Price
Local municipality & city ordinaces prohibiting motorized (non-medical) vehicles on sidewalks. They are lobbying hard to change these laws.

Len
re: Hey Greenies, What Ever Happened To That Scooter Thingpat1
May 9, 2002 12:45 PM
I was at Disneyland a few weeks ago, and they actually have an employee demonstrating the Seway in the Tomorrowland area. I was a bit skeptical, but the manueverability of this thing was amazing. This lady was going through the crowds and spinning 360's like nothing. It definitely got everyone's attention. I can see where this thing makes sense in some applications, but I'll puke the day that I see one occupying the bike trails. At least they'll hear my king hubs whining before the impact!
Greenies? Shall we call you an Enron Conservative? -nt-sodade
May 9, 2002 1:40 PM