Prague bans Segways

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Baku, July 20 AZERTAC

The Czech capital Prague will ban Segway vehicles in its historic centre from early August, Mayor Adriana Krnacova said, after residents complained the two-wheeled electric vehicles were clogging streets and unsafe.

According to the Guardian, Prague’s ban follows suit of cities like Barcelona, which banned the two-wheeled vehicles from its waterfront promenade. Around 6.6 million tourists visited Prague last year.

“We received countless complaints and we decided to satisfy both residents and even some tourists,” Krnacova told reporters.

The ban applies not only to pavements but also bike lanes and streets, which makes it stricter than some Czechs see necessary.

“We have been calling for some kind of regulation since 2011... but the council approved a complete ban,” he said.

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