Segway Rental Coming to Golden Gate Park

Because walking and biking are apparently too difficult

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    San Francisco's cash-strapped Recreation and Parks Department is looking to earn a little extra money -- $35,000 a year -- by allowing a private company to set up a Segway-brand scooter rental kiosk in Golden Gate Park.

    A pilot program that only allowed online and phone orders in 2008 netted Silicon Segway $46,000, and could likely net a good deal more with walk-up business.

    Scooter tours of San Francisco are nothing new, and you can often see a pack of riders buzzing around the grounds of Fort Mason or on Stockton Street in North Beach.

    To be fair, the electric-powered scooters are a lot quieter and less polluting than those GoCars. But honestly, if you're coordinated enough to ride a Segway, you can ride a bike, which are already available for rent at the Stowe Lake Boat House.

    Just remember, kids, like bikes, it is not legal to ride your Segway-brand scooter on city sidewalks.

    Jackson West has ridden a Segway, but only ironically.