The following update from the Downtown Partnership makes me feel safer already, but it also makes me giggle a little bit.
Segways Enhance Downtown Security
Look for more Segways on the sidewalks of downtown Nashville this year! The Nashville Downtown Partnership has added three new units which will be utilized by their Safety Ambassadors and Metro Police officers from the Central Precinct to patrol the downtown area more efficiently. Because of the Segway's platform height, the user has improved visibility. Other advantages include being able to cover a larger area, being perceived as more approachable, and improving the response time to urgent situations. Personnel using the units must first complete a training program.
Sounds kind of fun, but if you'd rather tour Nashville by Segway without actually being responsible for law enforcement, check out the Segway Guided Tours Directory