4184Re: [carfree_cities] Segway
- Jan 13, 2002At 04:40 PM Sunday 1/13/2002, Simon wrote:
>I like your Megway though and I have no heart for mocking an invention intoMocking an invention is not the same as mocking the inventor (although
>which someone has put so much creative investment.
inventors will usually experience it that way).
Segways, used on sidewalks/pavements, where the inventor intends them to be
used, are just a new way to assault and intimidate pedestrians. Here's my
slightly scatological mockery: <http://www.talkpath.com/sht>.
We need to reject the idea that they can be operated safely in a pedestrian
environment. They cannot be.
Now, if the users want to operate them in the roadways, I'm all for
it. Anything that slows down the cars.
> I was surprised Joel thatDoes he? I missed that. Well, Crawford is usually right about these
>thinks highly of it, but may be that's about being open to new ideas.
things, but. . . not this time, if he supports powered vehicles in
>The Powertryke is an electric powered front wheel with brakes and handlebarsDevices like this should not be operated in pedestrian space at
>that attaches to almost any wheelchair. I am having one demonstrated in
>early Feb when I go to visit my mother because I think it can liberate
>people who are otherwise bound to normal wheel chair speeds. Her husband in
>his late 80s is missing getting out and about. this might help.
higher-than-walking-speed, either. Disability should not constitute
license to intimidate and inconvenience others -- effectively turning the
tables and disabling the pedestrians.
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