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.READ MORE: LAPD Officer Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Deceased Woman's Body To Stand Trial On Felony Charge
“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.READ MORE: Dodgers On Brink Of Elimination After Braves Rough Up Urías, Dominate In Game 4
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.MORE NEWS: Disappointed Dodgers Fans React To 9-2 Loss In Game 4 Of NLCS
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