Seattle gives high marks to Segway scooters
Seattle has been testing 10 Segway self-balancing scooters for the last six months, and city officials have found that they improve productivity for some city employees. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the productivity gains were so impressive that Seattle Public Utilities is considering redesigning its routes to use more of the scooters. The city plans to order 10 more of the vehicles, which cost about $5,000 each. “We are trying to be careful, we don’t want to overdo it, we only want to use the Segways where we know there are productivity benefits in addition to environmental benefits,” Fleets and Facilities Director John Franklin told the newspaper. For the complete story, visit http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/118574_segway22.html.