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Segway or the highway but not on the Tweed byway

AFTER August 1 this year, Segway owners and tour operators will legally be able to take to footpaths and bike paths Queensland wide, though be careful if crossing the border into Tweed Heads.

In New South Wales it is illegal to ride a Segway on a public road, footpath or bike path, and there is no sign it will move to legalise the two wheeled, self balancing device, which is so popular worldwide these days.

Segway Queensland's Director Brett Walton is over the moon with the new law and says it's a big plus for tourism on the Gold Coast.

"It has been a long time coming, there has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get where we are today," Mr Walton said.

"It is very refreshing to have a proactive transport minister in Scott Emerson, and the whole things absolutely brilliant for security services and the police who will now be able to use the Segways for work".

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's CEO Jonathon Fisher is a big fan of the Segway and says it is extremely safe and fun to use.

"With some proper training and common sense they are very safe to use, we have had a successful three year relationship with Segway Queensland and now look forward to possibly expanding to operate tours between Currumbin and Coolangatta in the future," Mr Fisher said.

"These law changes are long overdue, they are used overseas and it is about time the Gold Coast and Tweed caught up".

The Tweed and Coolangatta's water front paths and parks are tailor made for the Segway.

Tour operators would be able to conduct tours along the beach front on Marine Parade in Coolangatta but would run into illegal territory if they took a wrong turn over the border which runs right through town in some places.

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