Ports of Auckland’s annual public festival called Seeport is a celebration of the Port, the shipping industry and Auckland’s maritime heritage.
For the second year in a row, event management company Orange Group have hired a fleet of Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) to move key staff around Captain Cook Wharf quickly, quietly and efficiently. Over three days 30 Jan-1 Feb 2016 the event was enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors. The Segway PT once again proved that it is the only vehicle that can move safely through such a crowded environment. Golf carts are too large and too wide, and bicycles are too long and low (the rider does not have a commanding view ahead, and equally the public cannot see the rider so they do not have any cue to make way).
This year, Orange hired six Segway i2 SE Patroller models, up from three machines last year. This model is fitted with front shields and large cargo bags. Several Segway Patrollers also carried loud hailers, along with other public safety equipment.
According to Orange’s Zoe Crossland, the Segway Patrollers were used non-stop from pack-in two days prior to opening day, and right up until the last visitor left.