Hans Heumann has been using a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) to manage Auckland’s famous Grey Lynn Park Festival for many years.
In fact, the Segway PT is so useful for Event Management that for the last couple of years Hans has been hiring not one, but two Segway PTs.
He uses one himself during the busy days prior to the event to mark out the location of the stall sites on the park’s fields using spray paint. By using a Segway PT he can spray several times faster than on foot. With his laptop mounted to a custom-built holder on the handlebars, he can keep track of the event’s layout plans and ensure every exhibitor ends up in the right place and with a site that is the correct size.
On ‘show day’ support staff make use of the second Segway PT. This year it was an i2 Patroller model emblazoned with SECURITY on its hi-viz yellow front shields.
Meanwhile, Hans is able to zip around the two large fields filled with hundreds of tents and displays, checking on the stallholders and ensuring the event is running smoothly.
Tens of thousands of Aucklanders look forward to the Grey Lynn Park Festival every year, and this year’s event was another spectacular success (despite a little hot, humid rain from time to time).
Hans says “There is no way I could continue on as Stall Organiser for this festival if I did not have the use of a Segway PT, it is such an amazing machine.”