New Regulations For Hyannis Pedicabs Approved by Town Manager

 HYANNIS – The return of the Pedicab service in downtown Hyannis this summer will include new regulations.

Barnstable Town Manager Tom Lynch recently approved those new rules, which include a $5 dollar minimum fee. But, he said, the town received no negative feedback this year about the human-powered transportation service.

“We were concerned about the impact on traffic and if riders would take to it, but [Consumer Affairs] seems to think we were successful,” Lynch said.

He said the service did particularly well on weekends and holidays. The mandated minimum price was put in place to steady profit margins, since the pilot year’s regulations allowed patrons to pay whatever they felt was fair for the ride.

Those regulations expired this month, sparking a hearing with Consumer Affairs.

Lynch said he hopes the service will continue in the future.

Cape Cod Pedicab ran last year’s Hyannis program. No decision has been made yet on which company will be contracted for next year’s service.

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