Licensing Authority Approves Hyannis Pedicabs

Pedicabs have been allowed for many years in New York City.

Pedicabs have been allowed for many years in New York City.

HYANNIS – The Barnstable Licensing Authority approved the Hyannis pedicab pilot program Monday.

Cape Cod Pedicab owner Dan Scandura discussed the new kind of taxi service with the license authority members and says they are ready to get on the streets.

“We are just really excited for this opportunity and hope everything goes well,” he said. “We are going to do everything we can in our power to make this a success for Hyannis and we think it’s a good thing.”

The pedicabs will be able to operate downtown, including south of Main Street all the way to Kalmus Beach.

“We have our boundaries set already in certain areas,” Scandura said. “We can’t go into certain busy areas of Hyannis where there is inadequate space for the cabs.”

The new service will operate on a pay-what-you-will basis, just like the services in Provincetown and Boston.

Barnstable Town Manager Tom Lynch said the program will operate from July 1 until the end of the year and expects they would only run at certain times after the summer season, like Columbus Day Weekend or the Hyannis Christmas Stroll.

The cabs will not be located at certain pick-up points and will be able to be flagged down by pedestrians anywhere they are seen, according to Lynch.

Provincetown is the only other town on Cape Cod to allow pedicabs.
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