Want to ride a Segway Human Transporter, the new self-balancing electric scooter that went on sale in March, but can’t bring yourself to shell out $5,000? Then you can rent one, if you go to Spokane, Washington state’s second-largest city, and meet with Larry Lambeth, who started renting the scooter to the public last Saturday.

“The response has been incredible,” said Lambeth, a long-time entrepreneur who bought 10 Segway Human Transporters with a partner and started his company, Fun Transport, which aims to rent them out to people looking for easy, cheap transportation.

Lambeth is hoping that he can take his business nationwide, with help from Dean Kamen, the scooter’s inventor, but so far Lambeth said he has no deal with Segway, which Kamen founded.
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