Segway Cleared for Boise Greenbelt

If the Segway became popular enough in Boise for people to demand more access, they would still not allow the scooters on the greenbelt.

Published: 11-Jul-2006

It's been nearly five years since the world was introduced to the Segway, a self-balancing two-wheeled scooter.

Boise has been slow to invite the scooters, which were supposed to revolutionize human transportation, but they're easing their regulations for some.

"Maybe I can pop a wheelie for you," jokes Boise State University Professor of Engineering John Gardner as he cruises around the campus on a Segway they were able to purchase with grant money for research and recruiting. But taking it to areas beyond campus boundaries, like the Boise greenbelt, was a no go.


The redesigned i2 scooter allows the rider to steer by leaning to the right or left, rather than by turning the handlebars. It also features a wireless electric key and alarm system.


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