Company peddles an alternative form of transport

An eco-friendly way to travel around Philadelphia is returning to the streets.

Bike cabs are returning to Philadelphia for both tours and taxi trips.

Ron Ash is president of the Philly Bike-Cab alliance. He says tours are a fixed rate, but when it comes to using the over sized tricycles as cabs, haggling is acceptable.

“If you see it on the street just like a taxi you can pull it over and talk to the driver and negotiate a fare. If you are interested in taking a tour you can make that reservation in advance,” said Ash.

He said the alliance is working on updating the technology of the cabs to make the experience better.

“We’re even looking into putting iPads behind the drivers partition to offer internet and use the images to enhance the tours,” he said.

Ash says if you are looking for a quick trip, the pedi-cabs aren’t for you. But if you want to help the environment and enjoy your city surroundings, the pedi-cabs might be just right.

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