Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Now comes word that Segway is working on a 4-wheel version of its Human Transporter. This is where things really get hairy for pedestrians. I can't see any way that this beast won't be more of a hazard than the two-wheeled Segway. The two-wheeled model just seemed to have something about it that suggested it would sort of bounce off of the accidental collision with a pedestrian. But a 4-wheeler looks like it would bowl the poor walker over. With the disabled community rallying around the Segway, look for more legislative and legal fireworks.

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