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23 CHAPTER FOUR SEGWAYS, SCOOTERS, AND OTHER MOBILITY DEVICES LITERATURE REVIEW ON SEGWAYS, SCOOTERS, AND ing Council composed guidance that states, "Transportation OTHER MOBILITY DEVICES AND ACCOMMODATION providers may establish their own general policies regarding POLICIES Segways and other devices, just as they do with respect to pets or bicycles. However, when a device is being used as "The use of non-traditional mobility aids is increasing and a mobility device by a person with a mobility-related dis- there is confusion and lack of uniformity in how they are ability, then the transportation provider must permit the accommodated," according to the 2008 Easter Seals Proj- person and his or her device onto the vehicle." The council ect ACTION Status Report on the Use of Wheelchairs and determined that Segways do not qualify as wheelchairs and, Other Mobility Devices on Public and Private Transporta- therefore, if they exceed ADA size allowances, they do not tion (Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates 2008). The need to be permitted (U.S.DOT and FTA 2005). report cites examples such as Segways, orthopedic strollers (pediatric wheelchairs or "wheelchair strollers"), scooters, and wheeled walkers with seats. Oxygen tanks can also be categorized as mobility aids when their use is essential for the rider to complete a trip. Figures 10 and 11 show a scooter and a Segway. FIGURE 10 Mobility scooter (courtesy : H. Cherin, Nelson\Nygaard Associates). FIGURE 11 Segway operating in the street (courtesy : Segway Policies Mauritsvink on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Segway_Amsterdam.jpg). The Segway, a recent innovation gaining popularity, can be one of the most troublesome to physically accommo- BART adopted a policy in 2008 when a Segway ran off date because of its size and problems with maneuverability the platform and onto the tracks, causing a train to hit it and in a confined space. Although it is not an ADA-protected resulting in widespread system delays. Because other manu- mobility device, the U.S.DOT's Disability Law Coordinat- facturers are entering the market, BART's policy discusses