Vail gives Segways a try |

Vail gives Segways a try

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

Who they talked to: Vail Police Department Operations Commander Steve Wright

What they talked about: A local business owner hopes to run Segway tours around the town’s rec paths and villages this summer.

While state law allows the two-wheeled electric scooters on streets with a speed limit of under 30 mph, the town’s current laws do not allow them on rec paths. Most of the town council liked the idea of the tours, but debated whether or not the Segways would block traffic on the rec paths or pose a safety problem.

Councilwoman Margaret Rogers said she didn’t think the Segways would pose a problem for bikes, since most faster bikers don’t ride on the rec paths.

“I think it’s more dangerous to have them on the street,” she said. “We should address this to allow them on the bike paths.”

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What’s next: The council will allow the tours to go on a trial run this summer.

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