VENICE (CBSLA.com) — 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.

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“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.

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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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