Started by Detroiter Maureen Kearns, Detroit Segways came about when Inside Detroit, a nonprofit that Maureen co-founded in 2007, wanted to show metro Detroiters how great the city was and they wanted to do it quickly and in style. With the purchase of 11 Segway® PTs they were off and running.
When Maureen left the nonprofit in 2011, Detroit Segways, dba Segways2U, was born. Segways2U journeyed to Florida in the winter of 2011 and landed in Punta Gorda, FL where we established our winter location for two years. This past year we moved north to Venice so we can be near the dog beach!
The Segway is a fun and powerful machine, allowing you to glide effortlessly into town from your boat or RV, through town on a tour, or just around town on a rental. (No rentals in Venice)
The Segway Personal Transporter emits zero pollutants and very little noise, is battery operated and is self-balancing. It is designed to operate as a pedestrian device anywhere someone can safely walk. It goes up to 12.5 mph and must be run on relatively smooth surfaces. The Segway is a method of transport that’s faster than walking and the same or slower than a bicycle. They cannot be ridden like skateboards, jumping stairs or even curbs or the rider will end up very hurt.