- Title: Pragueâ€™s ban on two-wheeled vehicles draws uproar from cyclists
- Date: 10th August 2017
- Summary: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (AUGUST 10, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) CZECH SEGWAY ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, JAROSLAV ENDRST, SAYING: "The town hall is unable to enforce the laws which prohibit offering services in public places - that's the whole problem. That's what the hawkers for scooter tours are doing in the old town square and at Mustek (metro station). They used to do the same with Segways last year. The magistrate is unable to penalize those people and to prevent them from doing it, and that's why they use the ban." PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (AUGUST 9, 2017) (REUTERS) ELECTRIC SCOOTER GUIDED TOUR LEAVING
- Embargoed: 24th August 2017 14:05
- Keywords: Prague ban historical central district two-wheeled vehicles
- Location: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
- City: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
- Country: Czech Republic
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0036TKP1KP
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- Story Text: It was a sight only too common to be ignored: the already narrow, cobbled streets and lanes of Prague's medieval city centre were clogged with groups of tourists in helmets riding their Segways, forcing pedestrians to jump from their way.
But the bothersome problem seemed to be resolved after five years of legislative fight against Segways, when the Prague district 1 (Prague centre) town hall succeed and placed a road signs preventing the use of Segways in the old town centre and the carts disappeared.
One season later the Segways were replaced with a different nuisance. Entrepreneurs offering sightseeing tours on wheels didn't want to lose their business and began to offer tours through Prague's historical centre on bicycles as well as electric scooters.
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