There are official fan clubs and promotional organizations for many things, from toys to musical bands to TV shows. SEG America is the support organization for the Segway, an innovation in personal transportation that has become popular with certain segments of the population. When the Segway was first introduced to the public, there was speculation that it would revolutionize the way people move around. While its impact was not as great as some thought it would be, it nevertheless became and has remained popular with certain groups of people. SEG America attempts to coordinate the activities of different Segway groups, providing a forum for broader input. There are Segway groups in many larger cities, where the devices remain popular. People in urban areas are more likely to find use for them; their design makes them ideal for moving around crowded cities within a certain distance from home.
Others use them for recreational purposes, going on rides around their neighborhood or along trails nearby. Many riders enjoy cruising along a waterfront or along the edge of a forest, taking in the sights. You can also take guided Segway tours in some cities, such as Chicago, Budapest, and Vienna. These tours combine the distance and time of a bus tour with the pace of a walking tour. Because you are riding, you can see more sights, but still at a slow enough pace to really enjoy them. Segway owners may use their personal devices in a similar manner, getting together to ride in their area.
Human transporters are used by police officers and tour groups.
Some people are seeking new, alternative modes of personal transportation.