Apparently New York City is contemplating a ban on gas-powered motor scooters that will also sweep up in its overreach the last hope for civilization in the 21st century, the Segway scooter. There's a petition to get the city council to reconsider; my favorite detail from it is that there are, nearly three years after the unveiling of this world-shaking device, fewer than 150 of them rolling through our greatest city. My earlier take for Reason Online on the underwhelming reality of the Segway, and speculations as to its ideological underpinnings, here.