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Public Transport: Innovation

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the potential environmental effects of Government encouragement of the use on upright electric personal transporter. (171111)

None. However, if, as I understand, their use is likely to be as an alternative to walking or cycling then their potential to reduce greenhouse gases and local pollution is minimal.

There are no plans to amend legislation to permit Segway use on public roads or cycle/pedestrian facilities in Great Britain, but the Department for Transport has invited the company to share the results of any research into Segway use elsewhere.