Allan Danley, who faces a mounting number of violations of a city ordinance against the way he operates his Segway tours, hopes to win a seat on the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council.
Danley's one of six candidates for six open seats in the May 19 election to the council, which makes non-binding recommendations to city agencies and boards on development and quality-of-life issues.
Danley, who lives in the North End, runs Boston Gliders out of a Commercial Street storefront. Last year, the City Council effectively banned his tours by prohibiting Segway tours along city sidewalks and parks and by requiring them to stay within routes designated by the Boston Transportation Department, which has yet to designate any.
Danley, however, kept running his tours along the Greenway and the waterfront, racking up a series of citations. He's currently awaiting a date for a hearing in Boston Municipal Court on the citations, which carry fines of up to $500 each.