Park officials: Segways yes, bicycles no

Park officials approved a map that gives Segways in Golden Gate Park more exclusive rights than bicycles.

Neighbors told the Recreation and Park Commission, before it voted on the lease, that they do not think the upright scooters should be allowed to roll on pedestrian-only pathways.

But park officials explained that the guided tour travels at 6 mph and the group of eight is electronically synchronized with headpieces in case they need to yield to foot traffic, so safety should not be a problem.

Commission President Mark Buell asked that Electric Tour Co. report back in a year with real-life experiences instead of hypothetical situations the people opposing the route posed.

Commissioner Meagan Levitan voted against it.

The operators will set up behind the Music Concourse bandshell — though its location was also debated due to the concourse's status as a landmark.

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