Queensland is leading the way with Segways. Queensland is the first Australian state to allow the public to use Segays on road-related areas such as footpaths. Before the regulations change the use of Segways was limited to private land.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council CEO Daniel Gschwind welcomed the announcement as a boost for the state’s tourism. “Opening up the use of Segways will provide additional opportunities for tourism operators to hire the vehicle out as a mode of transport around popular tourist locations and attractions," Mr Gschwind said.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said it made sense to allow the use of Segways given how popular they were around the rest of the world. “This mode of travel is an environmentally-friendly way to travel given it produces zero emissions," he said.
Changes to the regulations will be introduced in the second half of 2013