June 4, 2004

Want To Try A Segway?

New York, NY - Would you like to try a Segway?

It doesn’t make any noise. It doesn’t have a tail pipe spewing pollution. Although it runs on electricity it gets the equivalent of 450 MPG—which means it is not dependent on oil from the Middle East, or anywhere else for that matter.

It's easy and intuitive and loads of fun to ride. For older people it can offer a previously unimagined dignity of movement and mobility. It has enormous medical applications none of which are currently being studied.

It's maligned in the press and by city officials who are contemplating banning it. Other so called activists and environmental groups are calling for its banning as well. Everyone has an opinion but very few people have tried it.

But here it is a machine that seems to have come more from the future than the past. Finally instead of imagining an way to move around our city in safe, quiet, emission free vehicles that literally sip energy we can actually do it.

Why not get a taste of the future yourself and form your own opinion about Segway?

We will be at Union Square Park on an ongoing basis, Thursday afternoons (weather permitting) at 3:00pm. Please e-mail [email protected] if you would like to sign up for a free trial.

Read Citystreets' position on Segways in NYC
Read Op-Ed about NYC bill that would ban segways (1.8mb PDF)
Read Citystreets memo in support for NY Law S.579-c (1mb PDF)
Read Citystreets fact sheet about NY Law S.579-c (PDF)
Read the arguments against Segway (7.5mb PDF)