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Bike Lanes In Process on Commercial Street

The City has started changing the traffic lines on Commercial Street to accomodate bike lanes running both North and South around the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. In order to make space for the 5’ bike lanes, one Southbound vehicle lane is being removed. The proposal to “buffer” one bike lane inside of the parked Read More…

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Segway Tours Start Receiving Tickets for Violations

  The grace period is apparently over for Segway tours violating Boston’s ordinance passed by the City Council and signed by the Mayor last June. A neighbor cites a ticket being given out and sends in these photos in what appears to be transportation department officer (white car & badge around neck) stopping a Boston Read More…

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Final Segway Regulations for City of Boston

In response to questions regarding the new Segway regulations, the following link contains the final ordinance, offered by City Councilor Sal LaMattina, passed unanimously by the City Council and signed by Mayor Menino on June 24, 2011. Ordinance Regulating the Use of Personal Assistive Mobility Devices in the City of Boston (pdf). See this previous 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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LaMattina Calls for Segway Hearing

The controversial use of segways on Boston’s streets and sidewalks will be discussed at an upcoming hearing, as requested by District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina. The debate comes after the recent series of North End/Waterfront neighborhood meetings regarding the C.V. license for Boston Gliders’ expansion at 75 Commercial Street. NEWNC Opposes Segway Tours’ Beverage Read More…