Hello again, so the past two posts have been looking at reasons why the Segway hasn’t worked. There is quite a long list and I only skimmed the surface. When you search Segway on Google, there are not many positive articles. Most of them have something to say like; “If you ride a Segway you are an attention seeker” or “They are contraptions for people with more money than sense” or “People just look stupid on them”. There is a lot of negativity towards the Segway and maybe it’s warranted, maybe it’s not, but there are in fact some places in the world where they are used positively and actually help people get around in a very environmentally friendly way.
Biggest example would be airports. In a lot of airports worldwide you see staff riding around on a Segway. They are much quicker than walking and easier to navigate than the airport buggies. So if there is an emergency at the other end of the airport then people can get there quickly and safely.
Another great use for the Segway are city tours. Obviously only in countries where they are allowed of course! You can see the advantage though, getting to see large parts of big cities without feeling like you have walked a marathon. Some cities have difficult terrain for some people and the Segway helps massively in these instances.
Plus point number three is just to have some frickin’ fun on one. If you had Segway raceways or something similar then the general public wouldn’t have to look and sneer and you could just get down to having a good time on a Segway!