|Seeking Pedal Pushers in Brattleboro|
Seeking Pedal Pushers in
by Jessica Tanner
Soon after moving to
While living in
I am utilizing the local taxi service to get to work at night, and had heard that the owner is interested in “Going Green.” I invited the company’s manager to join in the Access Team conversations, and as a result we have developed a plan to offer a downtown bus shuttle service to customers. Other downtown merchants will be contacted to see if they have an interest in sharing the service, along with the cost.
The employees of the Brattleboro Food Co-op feel that they should stick to what they know best, which is running a grocery store. While they are very interested in providing a pedicab service to customers, they feel that it would make more sense to try and find an individual or group of individuals who are passionate, experienced bikers, and would like to run their own local pedicab service in
This is a great time to start a new business since there are start up loans available and the Co-op can offer both financial and networking support. If you or someone you know is interested in this venture, the Co-op would be willing to pay for a consultation with James who owns Pedal Power Bike Taxi of Burlington, http://www.pedalpowerbiketaxi.com/. I spoke with James and he is very enthusiastic about his personally-designed pedicabs which are available for purchase (or he can suggest a used bike and equipment for making your own pedicab) and are superior to the novelty pedicabs out in the market that tend to break down often. James is currently working on a grant with UVM that will allow him to build a bike that would be a model. He is also talking with City Market of Burlington about a plan to provide pedicab service to that store’s customers. James is willing to act as a consultant whenever and wherever he can to spread pedicab service over the entire country. He is willing to travel to
The Better World Club offers bicycle-only and car-and-bike membership, including insurance and free roadside assistance. Better World Club offers VBPC members a 10% discount on new membership. The VBPC receives a donation for every new sign-up.