by Alana J. Mauger
On Aug. 30, Montgomery County Community College introduced the latest addition to its sustainable transportation efforts by launching a Public Safety Segway Patrol program at its West Campus in Pottstown.
The zero-emissions Segway allows officers to negotiate tight spaces associated with an urban campus and enables them to travel more quickly than on foot. It also significantly reduces reliance on the public safety vehicle, saving an estimated ton of CO2 per year from being released into the atmosphere while increasing visibility of officers on campus.
The Segway program is part of the College-wide Sustainability Initiative, which includes reducing emissions from commuter traffic and vehicle use on campus.
Photos by Sandi Yanisko