The recent surge in gasoline prices has made many Americans rethink their transportation habits. Instead of driving, some people want to use a Segway scooter.
According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, “sales at Segway Inc. have risen to an all-time high,” and CEO Jim Norrod says “he expects sales this quarter to jump 50% from a year earlier, versus a 25% year-over-year increase in the first quarter.”
Where are these new Segway sales coming from? Several Colleges and Universities including New York’s Syracuse University and the University of Kansas are saving gas money by purchasing Segways for their campus police. And the next time you get a parking ticket in Aurora, Ill. (you were planning on getting a ticket to there right?), it will probably be by a parking enforcement officer riding a Segway.
And that leads us to this photo of Mathew Mitnitsky and his pizza delivery Segway. Matthew owns Nonni’s Italian Eatery in Concord, N.H. To help cut back on both gasoline and insurance costs, he customized a Segway and added a pizza box tray.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.