by Alana J. Mauger, Think Green Editor
Montgomery County Community College recently introduced the latest addition to its sustainable transportation efforts by launching a Public Safety Segway Patrol program at its West Campus in Pottstown.
A Segway allows officers to negotiate tight spaces associated with an urban campus and enables them to travel more quickly than on foot. It also reduces reliance on the public safety vehicle, reducing emissions and increasing officer visibility on campus.
When charging, the Segway has 14 times less greenhouse gas emissions than driving a car, and zero emissions when in use, saving an estimated ton of CO2 per year from being released into the atmosphere.
The Segway program is part of the College’s Sustainability Initiative. Other transportation initiatives include a new green parking lot for energy-efficient vehicles and carpoolers; daily transportation shuttle between Central and West campuses; Zimride carpooling program; hybrid vehicles and bicycles for Central Campus public safety officers; electric utility cars for facilities; and public transportation efficiencies in coordination with SEPTA.
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