City chiefs hit the brakes on rapid growth of Segway tours

City chiefs hit the brakes on rapid growth of Segway tours

Barcelona and Prague councils restrict use of two-wheeled scooters, citing congestion on the streets and growing complaints

Before he actually saw one, Steve Jobs was reported by Time magazine to have said the Segway could be “as big a deal as the PC”. John Doerr, the venture capitalist behind Netscape and Amazon, reckoned they could be “bigger than the internet”.

In the 15 or so years that have elapsed since, neither prediction has quite come true (and to be fair, Jobs withdrew his almost as soon as it was made, saying on first sight of the two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter: “I think it sucks.”)

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Source: Guardian Transport

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