Lembit Opik has moved one step closer to shedding his wacky image by urging the Government to bring forward a trial of personal transporters (left).
The Montgomeryshire MP says: "Against a background of an urgent need to cut carbon emissions, traffic gridlock and calls for 20mph default urban speed limits, it is easy to imagine Personal Transporters like the Segway being the low-emission transport choice for short urban journeys.
"To allow people to benefit from this environmentally friendly mode of transport, the Government must seriously consider Personal Transporters and at least enable meaningful and fair trials to take place.
"The beauty of the Personal Transporter is that it combines a personal transport step change with an environmental one. This makes Personal Transporters a true breakthrough in green convenience."