Segways Banned In San Francisco
from the high-tech-friendly? dept
San Francisco has the reputation for being friendly to technology – but that may change a bit now that they’re becoming the first city in the country to specifically ban the Segway scooter from sidewalks, saying it posed a safety threat. California state law has already said they’re okay on sidewalks, and this law would overrule the state one. However, Mayor Willie Brown may veto the ruling, saying that it would hurt San Francisco’s reputation as a tech-friendly city. Of course, if you’ve been to San Francisco lately, you may wonder what the board of supervisors is doing wasting their time banning and extremely expensive scooter that very few people can afford when they should be working on cleaning up the damn city.