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Now scoot: Parts of Prague soon to become Segway-free zones

Associated Press Associated Press 28/11/2016
Workers adjust a sign banning the two-wheeled electric vehicles Segways downtown Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. A ban on Segway scooters in Prague's historic center and some other parts of the Czech capital is one step from becoming effective. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) © The Associated Press Workers adjust a sign banning the two-wheeled electric vehicles Segways downtown Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. A ban on Segway scooters in Prague's historic center and some other parts of the Czech capital is one step from becoming effective. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

PRAGUE — A ban on Segway motor scooters in Prague's historic center and some other parts of the Czech capital is coasting into effect.

Authorities have started placing 610 traffic warning signs in the Segway-free areas. Once the signs all are installed, using the two-wheeled scooters in those zones will be punishable by a fine of up to 2,000 koruna ($78).

Protests from locals over the number of tourists riding Segways on sidewalks and Prague's narrow cobbled streets prompted city officials to approve the ban in July.

An association of companies providing Segway tours says City Hall has not responded to its objections.

The ban, expected to take effect by Dec. 10, affects parts of Prague's 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th districts, including streets and walkways.

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