August 14, 2009

Bloomberg gives support to Segways

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says if the issue were left to him, stand-up Segway motorized devices would not be banned from the city's streets.

Bloomberg said at a City Hall signing ceremony Thursday for a bill regulating bicycle-driven pedicabs that he would have liked a provision in the bill overturning the city's long-standing ban on Segways in the streets, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

It's just idiotic, I would let all of these things go on, he said. Unfortunately, we have a democratic process and this (pedicab) bill is what we could negotiate. And I'll sign the bill, quite honestly, but I hear you. I just can't explain why people are afraid to change.