10,000km milestone for Wellington Segway commuter

Wellington resident Jay Montilla has just clocked up 10,000km of commuter miles on his first Segway Personal Transporter (PT). And he tells us his second Segway PT is fast approaching this milestone as well, with just 1,857 km to go.

Jay has been using a Segway PT to get to and from work almost exclusively for the past six years. His commute has included years of pleasant daily gliding from the suburb of Woodridge into the CBD, which is about a dozen kilometres each way.

Segway PTs were carefully and thoughtfully designed from the ground up to be well-suited to a city like Wellington, where the geography is steep and the streets in older parts of town are often narrow.

His Segway x2 model – affectionately known as ‘FrankenSeg’ – enables him to explore all that the Greater Wellington region has to offer, including bush trails and tracks through beautiful parklands and forests. We featured Jay in our article “Don’t leave home ’til you’ve seen the country’ exactly six years ago today:

Kiwis love the great outdoors. Check out Wellington owner Jay Montilla enjoying a cross-country adventure on a Segway PT. In this beautifully shot video just posted on YouTube see him crossing shallow streams with ease as he and his dog explore along bush trails and enjoy nature together. The zero-emission x2 is so light on the ground it leaves barely a mark as it glides gently and silently along…


Be sure to watch his video, and raise a toast to the next ten thousand.

Jay has just emailed us to say:

A big thank-you to you for all the support and encouragement! Oh, and to the oil companies that keep raising their prices making my Segway PTs the most economical way of getting around! 🙂

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