Pedicab service arrives in Springfield

Mayor Sarno took the first Pedicab ride to celebrate his 54th birthday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Pedicab debuted Thursday afternoon in downtown Springfield. Mayor Domenic Sarno celebrated his 54th birthday by taking the first ride with City Councilor Kateri Walsh as his traveling companion.

Springfield Pedicab company owner Frankie Mozell told 22News that it’s great for short, inexpensive rides; “If folks want a short ride, it can be from $5 to $10 a person, or pay what it’s worth. We are going to have tours. Our tours will be a dollar a minute”

The Pedicab’s inaugural ride attracted a good deal of attention along Main Street. Police provided a safe escort through downtown traffic for the ride to Union Station. Pedicabs are said to be popular in Boston, Buffalo, and San Diego.