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Venice City Council To Consider Banning Segways From Boardwalk

VENICE ( — The Venice City Council will consider banning Segways from the boardwalk after the city's transportation committee Wednesday supported the ordinance.

The two-wheeled, electric vehicles, which is operated with the user standing upright, have reportedly caused several accidents on the boardwalk.

"A lot of folks have begun to use Segways to get around on the boardwalk and it's just too damn crowded and the cops have been reporting a lot
of accidents," Councilman Mike Bonin, the committee's chair, told Video News West.

Segways are allowed on the boardwalk even though bicycles are not.

Bonin says Segways won't be completely banned from the areas around Venice Beach, they would just be relegated to a bike path.

"It is an increasingly popular way for people who are looking for an environmentally friendly way to get to work," Bonin said.

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