Show your support for UK regulatory approval!

On January 5th, 2010, the U.K.’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced the publication of a consultation on Electric Personal Vehicles (EPVs) seeking views on whether the law should be changed to allow such vehicles use of public roads and cycle tracks. The closing date is March 30th, 2010 and you can read more about the consultation here.

Cutting congestion and transport emissions, increasing mobility and improving use of urban areas and space are key political issues. Electric personal transporters (including the Segway PT) could help to provide a contribution to the solution of such problems and encourage modal shift away from cars in urban areas.

The consultation presents a unique opportunity to find an immediate solution which would allow the government, individuals, local authorities, police forces and security organizations to embrace these environmentally-friendly, sustainable, and innovative technologies.  If you’re a Segway PT owner/supporter/enthusiast, we urge you to consider responding positively to the consultation.

Submitting a response won’t take long.  Here’s a copy of a Segway Inc. corporate response and a copy of a submission from a London user. Feel free to use both examples to help you complete the response document.  Once completed, it should be returned by Tuesday, March 30th to the EPV Consultation at the Department for Transport via e-mail at EPVconsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk or  by writing to Zone 2/04, Great Minister House, 76 Marsham Street, LONDON SW1P 4DR.

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