Welcome to New York. Here are a few things you should know before using Segways in New York State as it is prohibited (or not allowed) in certain areas.
If you are in need of a Segway (or SEGS) to zip around the State of New York, you may contact Shoreline Segway or other rental & tour agencies. The benefit of Shoreline Segway is that they provide service for New York, Connecticut and the Massachusetts area.
Before you go crusing through New York on your Segway, you should know that you are not allowed to use Segways on sidewalks and in the streets inside of New York City. Legislation, which was passed by Governor David A. Patterson, permits the use outside of New York City on local roadways, bicycle and skate lanes and allows localities to approve their use on sidewalks.
Safety on Segways
A Segway can weigh up to 120 pounds and travel up to 13 miles per hour or more depending on configuration and often without noise which can alert the seeing impared so the utmost care must be take when operating one so you do not injure yourself and others around you. A helmet, elbow and knee pads are a good to keep on hand while riding.
Laws on Segways
For current information on New York Segway Laws, please see GHSA.org.
Routes for Segways
Want to ride the city? Well, there is an online program called Ride the City which can help (along with Google Maps) but please keep in mind, Segway use is still restricted inside the 5 boroughs of NYC but is allowed outside New York City.
Tours for Segways
Tired of riding your Segway alone? Well, you will want to check out some Segway Tours for New York area.
Join us in our New York Forum if you have any comments or questions.