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abbygirl
April 25th, 2005, 07:08 PM
I was wondering if there are a such thing as Segway Rentals in NYC? Mainly the manhatten area? Thanks. WHen I was in florida last year we got to do segway tour. that was fun. so I wonder if they are in NYC? SOmeone would make a ton of money renting out segways especially in central park!!!!!

Joyce

sirhcman
April 25th, 2005, 08:02 PM
They are illegal to ride on NYC Public Sidewalks. A simple search of google turned up the following result.

http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2004/10/14/segways_still_illegal_on_nyc_sidewalks_but.php

kmistic
April 25th, 2005, 09:23 PM
I seen tons of people riding them in South Beach Miami. I did see one in manhattan a few weeks ago. Funny thing is he was not on the sidewalk, but inside the compusa on 5th ave. To be honest i would not really want to ride a segway in NYC. Especially in a group of other segways.

abbygirl
April 27th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Wow i'm actually shocked to hear that segways are illegal to write on publilc sidewalks but it makes sence with so many people. I think there are more people in NYC in the whole state of Oregon where I live. lol. oh well.

Joyce

johno
September 10th, 2009, 11:29 AM
The closest you can get to renting a segway in NYC is Segway of the Hudson Valley - they do these awesome tours up the Hudson river.

offmanhattan just did a write up about them - Segway Tours close to NYC (http://offmanhattan.com/2009/09/10/segway-nyc-tours/)

meesalikeu
September 10th, 2009, 06:10 PM
i saw them all over the place in dfw dallas fort worth too. they have segway group tours you can take.

not such a good idea in nyc. i dont even think lloyds of london would want to insure that. :rolleyes:

lofter1
September 27th, 2010, 11:22 AM
:eek:

Jimi Heselden, Owner Of Segway Inc., Dies In Segway Accident (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/27/jimi-heselden-segway-boss_n_739983.html)

Multi-millionaire Jimi Heselden, the owner of Segway Inc. since December 2009, has died after reportedly driving a Segway scooter off a cliff and into a river ...