I've seen the odd person using those in Dublin, the problem is they're not really practical on a busy footpath and you couldn't ride one on any road that had significant traffic on it (you'd be in everyone's way). I saw someone on one recently on the Grand Canal cycle path which is probably fine.
That's a recipe for false teeth.
I had the Giant as well, was pleased with it at first, but was disappointed at the build quality and rate things wore out in it.
They are no legal here. Not that I think its enforced in any meaningful way.
Really I didn't there would be legislation covering such a new product to the market.
I guess they're a mechanically propelled vehicle so would need insurance, tax etc, which they can't feasibly get? There's an exemption for eBikes, but not for these things - they'd be the same as Segways which can only be used on private land such as the Phoenix Park or in the IFSC.
It would probably want to be a pretty slow day before the guards would take any action though.
theres one that appears on the clontarf cycle track during the summer. i think an actual unicycle might be more practical, the thing is huge.
you must be thinking of something different - the ones I've seen are the size of a briefcase. They're a pretty neat idea IMO - someone on a solowheel takes up no more space than a regular pedestrian.
It never occurred to me it would be considered for tax or insurance. As I say lots of business men whizzing around in Paris and their pavement surfaces are not even by any means.
probably, its a couple of years since i've seen it. i think it might have a had a seat
it might have been something like this
they may be covered by specific legislation in France (or the Gendarmes don't give a damn). Here they're not covered by anything specific, so they'd fall under the same legislation as any other "motor vehicle" but it would probably take a prosecution to confirm this.
Solowheel (similar devices are available from other manufacturers):
Check out the last picture in this ad. Shows the different in size between a brompton and dahon bike.
If seen one of those bromptons the other day, they are very neat looking.
My link seemed to have been removed.