Raleigh, NC, August 01, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- If you’ve been circling block after block in your car to find parking in downtown Raleigh, then take control of your daily commute by switching to an energy-efficient Segway. “With a Segway, you can say goodbye to parking hassles and parking fees,” says Todd Masinter, owner of Triangle Segway, the Triangle’s only authorized Segway dealership. “We’ve been seeing a steady increase in Segway demand with the influx of new residents downtown and the rising cost of gas.”
“More and more people are looking to the Segway as an efficient way to get around downtown,” says Masinter. “The range on a single battery charge is 24 miles – the equivalent of 480 city blocks.”
The Wall Street Journal, Popular Mechanics and USA Today have all recently featured articles about the upward trend in Segway ownership and usage.
“As a society, we have to look at modern-day alternatives like the Segway for getting around city centers” says Masinter. “We’re so programmed to hop into our cars to drive everywhere, even just a few miles down the road. Those short trips are ideal for the Segway.”
The EPA estimates that Americans take 900 million car journeys every day, and that half of those trips are less than five miles long and made by solo drivers. If just 10 percent of those car trips were replaced with the zero-emission Segway, there would be 6.2 million fewer gallons of gas consumed and 286 million fewer pounds of CO2 emitted every day.
Triangle Segway has given many in the Triangle their first taste of riding a Segway via their fully narrated Segway tours. “Taking one of our guided tours is a great way to test-drive a Segway and see the sights of downtown Raleigh at the same time. No matter how many times you may have walked or driven our route, you’ll be seeing it in a whole new way as you glide it on a Segway,” says Masinter.
Triangle Segway is the only authorized Segway dealer and Segway tour operator in the Triangle. Their City Market showroom at 327 Blake Street offers the latest i2 and x2 models, Segway accessories, and is also the starting point for their popular downtown Raleigh Segway tours. Visit www.trianglesegway.com for more information.