4000Re: [carfree_cities] Segway
- Dec 3, 2001
> The main issues for us is referred to near the end of the=v= I would go beyond "favour" to "demand." Things that go that
> article: will it be used on streets or on sidewalks? Of
> course, we should favour the former.
fast simply do not have a place on the sidewalks.
> I favour a major reform of city streets, reducing their speed=v= This makes sense, but bear in mind that bicycles can be much
> limit to that of a bicycle (and the segway), at least the curb
faster than that, and should not have to be slowed down to its
=v= If, as it's being hyped, this gadget is going to replace
cars in cities, then the solution is to remove curbside parking
and give that part of the street over to the gadget. The rest
of the street, of course, would go to the faster modes: bikes
=v= If it doesn't live up to the hype (*gasp!*) and the gadget
does not in fact replace cars in cities, then I fear we will see
a push to put them into bike lanes and onto bike paths. We are
now living this nightmare in California, where bike facilities
have been invaded by motorized scooters and such.