- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Town leaders on upscale Sullivans Island say they oppose pedicabs, or large tricycles in which paying customers ride in back, as an alternate means of transportation.

Pedicabs are allowed in nearby Charleston but island Mayor Pat O’Neil tells The Post and Courier (https://bit.ly/2axQHVz ) he’s worried about narrow streets and public safety. He says a regular bike can get out of the way quickly for an emergency vehicle but a pedicab can’t.

Town Administrator Andy Benke said the island’s small parking district is congested and walking to the beach is part of the island’s active lifestyle.

Seth Abramson of Daniel Island Bike Taxi has launched a petition to allow the pedicabs. He hopes to get at least half of the island’s 1,600 registered voters to sign.


Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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