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Re: E-M:/ segways

Enviro-Mich message from "David E. Allen" <dallen@nmu.edu>

According to a NYT article, the inventor is working on a Stirling engine 
for power.

Dave A.

At 05:20 PM 4/18/02 -0400, Richard H. and Elsie Freye wrote:
>Anne Woiwode's points are well taken. Decades ago the dunes upon which the 
>kids in this neighborhood slid on sleds & tobaggans in the winter time 
>were invaded by snowmobiles; that eliminated non-motorized healthful 
>exercise for safety reasons. I don't think a 15 mile an hour (for how long 
>would that speed limitation last?) unprotected motor vehicle would be safe 
>transport for a disabled person and it surely won't be for the pedestrian.
>Who will enforce regulations?
>  Technically:  Where & how would batteries be recharged? How and by whom 
> will spilled electrolyte be cleaned up following an accident? Who, if 
> anyone, will be responsible for recycling or otherwise disposing of used 
> batteries?

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