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Superior Court Supports City’s Segway Tour Ordinance; “Boston by Segway” May Close and File for Bankruptcy

A Superior Court judge denied a preliminary injunction requested by Boston by Segway (BBS) against a 2011 City of Boston ordinance that regulates Segway tours in the city. The ordinance was championed by District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) in response to complaints about the safety issues related to Segways Read More…

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Globe: Segway Tour Operator Will Keep Fighting

An update on the disputes surrounding the Segway tour company at 420 Commercial St., Boston by Segway (formerly Boston Gliders), is featured in the March 18th Boston Globe. After numerous fines and violations of the city ordinance with back and forth lawsuits, the company voes to keep fighting: The company’s defiant frontman Allan Danley said Read More…

Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Unanimously Opposes Segway Zoning at 420 Commercial Street [Video]

Batting 0-2 with the neighborhood groups, the property owner at 420 Commercial Street did not receive the support of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to add Segway rentals / tours as part of his zoning use. Owned by Frances Lauria, the current zoning use at the location of the former Mobil site Read More…

Real Estate

Segway Zoning Use at 420 Commercial Street Opposed by Residents’ Association [Video]

A requested zoning appeal for Segway rentals and tours at 420 Commercial St. did not receive support by the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association in a vote of 7-22 against the proposal. The corner site at Hanover & Commercial Streets was formerly a Mobil station. It is owned by Frances Lauria and currently leased Read More…

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Preview: Several North End Restaurants and Businesses Make New License and Zoning Requests for Early 2013

January 2013 will be a busy month in the North End for the two citizen groups, NEWNC (Neighborhood Council) and NEWRA (Residents’ Association). Both organizations advise city officials on new business applications including alcohol licenses and zoning issues. A host of restaurants, cafes and businesses are lined up for new openings, re-openings, alcohol license transfers Read More…

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Segways Still on Sidewalks Despite New Ban

If you are confused about whether the Segway tour vehicles legally belong in the street or on the sidewalk, you are not alone. About a month ago, the Mayor signed off on new regulations unanimously passed by the City Council banning Segway tours from sidewalks and parks. The rules would relegate Segway tours to the Read More…

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Councilor LaMattina Leads Strict New Segway Rules Through City Council to Ban Sidewalk Use

New regulations adopted yesterday by the City Council ban Segway tours from sidewalks and parks. The new rules put the Segways on designated routes traveling in the street, including bike lanes. In a matter sponsored by the North End / Waterfront’s City Councilor Sal LaMattina, the City Council voted unanimously to pass the first Segway Read More…

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Segway Hearing Held as Preamble to New Regulations Against Sidewalk Use

The Herald covers the City Council hearing on potential legislation that would prevent Segways from using the sidewalks and instead have them use the streets, similar to bicycles. “It’s not that I want to ban them like other cities have, but Boston is a walkable city. It’s ranked as one of the top walkable cities Read More…

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Segway Hearing at City Hall Questions Sidewalk Use

Adam Gaffin reports on today’s Segway hearing at City Hall. “Matt Dailida, a Segway consultant, blamed all the Segway perception problems in Boston on Boston Gliders <in the North End>, which he said is in no way associated with Segway. Later, he called Boston Gliders’ operation “appalling.” <City Councilor> “LaMattina, who called for the hearing, Read More…

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Segway Inc. Sends Message to North End

The following message was sent to the President of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), Stephen Passacantilli, by a representative of Segway Inc. regarding recent neighborhood and city meetings for Segway tour operator, Boston Gliders. It is posted here with permission. Dear Mr. Passacantilli, I represent Segway Inc., located in Bedford, N.H. Segway Inc. is Read More…

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Segway Tour Store Denied C.V. License; City Council Hearing On March 23rd

It was announced at last night’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting that the Licensing Board denied the C.V. License (food/non-alcoholic beverage) for 75 Commercial Street. This is the location where Boston/Orlando Gliders is expanding their Segway Adventure Tours operations. Francine Gannon, Commercial St. resident, shared the thanks of the neighbors who spoke against the Read More…

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Globe Recaps Neighborhood Meetings on Segway C.V. License

The Globe’s Andrew Ryan recaps recent North End/Waterfront neighborhood meetings regarding the segway tour operator, Boston Gliders, and their pending C.V. license (food and non-alcoholic beverages) for 75 Commercial Street. “Unhappy residents accuse the company of hogging pedestrian space and using sidewalks on Commercial Street and the nearby Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway to teach the Read More…