Florida Developer Hopes Segways Will Help Residents Avoid Congestion

At least 10 of the personal transports will be available at the Residences at Windward Passage so residents can avoid congested roads.

Published: 18-Jan-2005

CLEARWATER - It looks odd scooting around, on two big wheels that softly hum as they spin. And its driver often looks even stranger, swaying and wobbling just to steer it around.

But after a deal struck by local developers, you can expect to see more of the loudly hyped Segway human-transport device around town in the next few years.

As part of the Residences at Windward Passage - high-end condominiums being built in the Island Estates neighborhood - developers Larry Cooper and Sal Haider unveiled a plan Wednesday to keep at least 10 Segways on-hand for residents to use when traffic gets ugly.

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