NAPERVILLE, IL – Bus drivers have the wave. Pedi-cab drivers have the bell.
Every time Brett and Matt Dingeldein pass each other while operating one of their pedi-cabs, they salute each other by ringing the bell.
“We’ve got both hands on the handlebars when we’re pedaling,” Brett said. “The bell is right there by your thumb, so it’s a good way to say ‘Hi.’ And we ring the bell at everybody downtown.”
Since Memorial Day, the father and son have operated Green Street Pedicabs, which offers pedi-cab service around downtown Naperville. Brett, 57, got the idea for the business two years ago. While working out, he was listening to Marketplace on National Public Radio. As host Kai Ryssdal talked about being in the Far East and using pedi-cabs as a method of transportation, inspiration struck. (more…)Tags: bicycle, bicycles, Chicago, downtown, Drivers, Main Street, naperville il, passenger, pedi cab, Pedicab, pedicab driver, pedicab drivers, Pedicab News, pedicabs, rickshaw, street pedicabs, traffic, transportation