San Francisco Says No To Segway. San Jose?

This is a bit disturbing. But since I haven't actually had a chance to see yet alone test drive one, I reserve judgement. But one would think with all the hype that congested cities would look to ways to allow transportation alternatives rather than create obstacles (read: laws) for them.

[…] In California, Santa Cruz, Oakland and San Mateo are considering joining San Francisco in banning Segways from sidewalks. There is no similar move in congested Los Angeles, city officials said […]

Nobody walks in L.A.

– thanks to Slashdot for the pointer –