Pedicabs As Urban Transportation

Pedicabs -- affordable, human-powered, pollution-free, urban transportation -- are making a comeback in U.S. cities.
July 5, 2005, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"And then suddenly, right in front of me, so close that I could've reached out and touched it from where I stood, was an odd but strangely attractive little vehicle -- a two-wheeled, convertible-topped, two-person steel carriage attached to the front half of a large bicycle.

During the next couple of weeks he sent me emails from the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500, where he had days of steady pedicab customers. There are many others like him, he wrote, in Santa Barbara, Honolulu, Houston and London, offering, in his words, 'affordable, hundred percent pollution-free, urban transportation.' "

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Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Friday, July 1, 2005 in Wall St. Journal
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