- Gilbert CedilloCouncil Member CD1
- Currin D. Price, Jr.Council Member CD9
- Bernard ParksCouncil Member CD8
- Felipe FuentesCouncil Member CD7
- City Attorney Mike FeuerLos Angeles City Attorney
- Eric GarcettiMayor of Los Angeles
- Joe BuscainoCouncil Member CD15
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- Mitch O'FarrellCouncil Member CD13
- Mitchell EnglanderCouncil Member CD12
- Herb J. Wesson, Jr.Council Member CD10
- Paul KoretzCouncil Member CD5
- Tom LaBongeCouncil Member CD4
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- Paul KekorianCouncil Member CD2
Ban Segways on Venice Beach Boardwalk
SENIOR LADY RUN OVER BY SEGWAY ON VENICE 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!
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Currin D. Price, Jr.
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- Los Angeles City Attorney
City Attorney Mike Feuer
- Mayor of Los Angeles
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Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
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You may or may not be aware that a senior lady, a store owner on Venice Boardwalk, was run over and seriously injured by a female riding a speeding Segway down the boardwalk on June 10, 2013. The lady was taken to hospital where she had to undergo an emergency hip replacement operation caused by the injury.
Bicycles and scooters are banned on the boardwalk, presumably because they are dangerous and can cause injury to pedestrians. So why are Segways allowed when they are more dangerous than either bicycles or scooters?
Give Segways the same treatment as bicycles and scooters -- ban Segways -- on Venice Boardwalk, before we have more accidents and injuries!
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