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Ban Segways on Venice Beach Boardwalk



Long-time owner of a store on Ocean Front Walk (Venice Boardwalk), a senior lady, was seriously injured on June 10, 2013 by a female riding a speeding Segway (Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device - EPAMD) down Ocean Front Walk at Venice Beach. The lady was taken to hospital where she had to undergo an emergency hip replacement operation caused by the injury.

Segways are allowed on the boardwalk but bicycles and scooters are not. This makes no sense at all, considering the speed and weight of a Segway and the kind of damage it can do, as in this case, to a person on foot.

Since the boardwalk is also considered a 'sidewalk', the same restrictions apply there as on a sidewalk - and, while it is legal in the state of California to ride bicycles and segways on sidewalks, bicycles are banned on the boardwalk but Segways are allowed.

Both bicycles and Segways should be banned from the boardwalk because they are an equal menace to pedestrians.

If you agree and you would like to see Segways banned from Venice Boardwalk, please sign our petition which will send emails to city officials, requesting that they ban Segways from the boardwalk - thank you!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Council Member CD1
    Gilbert Cedillo
  • Council Member CD9
    Currin D. Price, Jr.
  • Council Member CD8
    Bernard Parks
  • Council Member CD7
    Felipe Fuentes
  • Los Angeles City Attorney
    City Attorney Mike Feuer
  • Mayor of Los Angeles
    Eric Garcetti
  • Council Member CD15
    Joe Buscaino
  • Council Member CD14
    Jose Huizar
  • Council Member CD13
    Mitch O'Farrell
  • Council Member CD12
    Mitchell Englander
  • Council Member CD10
    Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
  • Council Member CD5
    Paul Koretz
  • Council Member CD4
    Tom LaBonge
  • Council Member CD3
    Bob Blumenfield
  • Council Member CD2
    Paul Kekorian
  • Councilman
    Mike Bonin

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