Ten years ago, when we bought our Paris apartment, we also bought a Segway. Susie was losing mobility because of her Multiple Sclerosis and she hoped that the Segway would serve as a substitute for her legs. We disassembled it and took it to Paris, where, each time we come, she makes a Sunday morning expedition to the Jardin des Plantes about a kilometer from our apartment. It is truly wonderful to see her gliding along with me trotting beside her to keep up. For the brief time of the ride to the Jardin and back, she has conquered the MS and is as mobile as a girl. Parisians of course studiously take no notice as it would not be sophisticated to turn and stare.
The Segway is cranky and irritable and requires a good deal of attention to keep it functional but it is all worth it to see Susie cruising down the quais.