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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council voted today to ban the use of Segways and other similar personal vehicles or scooters on the Venice Beach boardwalk.
The ban, approved 14-0 and now awaiting the mayor's signature, would apply to Ocean Front Walk between Santa Monica and Washington Boulevard.
The ordinance makes an exceptions for people physical disabilities and would allow Segways and similar vehicles on the Venice bike path and other bike paths.
The ban was proposed in response to an increase in accidents involving Segways -- two-wheeled, battery-powered electric vehicles -- and pedestrians on the boardwalk.
Bicycles are not allowed on Ocean Front Walk, but Segways are. Some of the accidents involved children and seniors, according to City Councilman Mike Bonin, who proposed the ban.