Steve Schultz, owner of Segway of Hilton Head, left, helps Rich Lomire, of Barrow, Alaska, get acclimated to a Segway on April 25, 2014, while giving him a demonstration ride on one of the standup scooters. Some residents have raised questions about the Segway tour service that opened recently on Hilton Head Island. Those opposed to it say the company shouldn't be allowed to use the town's bicycle paths because they prohibit motorized vehicles. But state law does not consider the electrically powered Segway to be a motorized vehicle, and the town says they're allowed on the paths.
Steve Schultz, owner of Segway of Hilton Head, left, helps Rich Lomire, of Barrow, Alaska, get acclimated to a Segway on April 25, 2014, while giving him a demonstration ride on one of the standup scooters. Some residents have raised questions about the Segway tour service that opened recently on Hilton Head Island. Those opposed to it say the company shouldn't be allowed to use the town's bicycle paths because they prohibit motorized vehicles. But state law does not consider the electrically powered Segway to be a motorized vehicle, and the town says they're allowed on the paths. Jay Karr
Steve Schultz, owner of Segway of Hilton Head, left, helps Rich Lomire, of Barrow, Alaska, get acclimated to a Segway on April 25, 2014, while giving him a demonstration ride on one of the standup scooters. Some residents have raised questions about the Segway tour service that opened recently on Hilton Head Island. Those opposed to it say the company shouldn't be allowed to use the town's bicycle paths because they prohibit motorized vehicles. But state law does not consider the electrically powered Segway to be a motorized vehicle, and the town says they're allowed on the paths. Jay Karr

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April 25, 2014 9:02 PM

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