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Bicycle Powered Taxis
Contact: Paul Kletter, +1 412.623.9343, www.greengearspedicabs.com/
Green Gears Pedicabs Provides Transportation, Advertising Space and Lucrative Employment Opportunities Via Bicycle-Taxis
Green Gears Pedicabs, an innovative business new to the Pittsburgh region, offers bicycle powered three-seat taxis as a form of transportation to the public. As a commuting tool and event accessory, Green Gears gives the citizens of Pittsburgh a fresh view of the city and its surrounding neighborhoods. In the advertising market, pedicabs are an original and eye-catching form of promotion for local businesses. Green Gears is also a healthy, stimulating employment option for the independent worker. In these aspects, Green Gears is dedicated to contributing to Pittsburgh's development of an eco-friendly environment, through emissions-free solutions.
Green Gears Pedicabs debuted its first rides during Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, in March of 2009. As the brainchild of two Pittsburgh natives, the company was developed out of a young entrepreneurial spirit, and hometown pride.
In a few short months, the fleet has grown from four to seven pedicabs. The cabs are top of the line vehicles, manufactured in London, England, and purchased through a New York distributor. The storage space for the pedicabs is located in the historic Southside. During the 19th Century, it served as a carriage-house, providing space for the construction of horse-drawn buggies. Merging the old with the new, this building now houses Pittsburgh's "modern day buggies".
Green Gears currently contracts 17 different drivers. Each driver applies their unique style and talent to offer a pleasant and informative trip. They have the opportunity to work flexible schedules, and to generate income based on their work ethic and performance as judged by their customers.
As a commuting tool, Green Gears services 7 inner-city neighborhoods. It offers an alternative method of transportation that is emissions free, and allows the passengers to take in the sights and sounds of Pittsburgh in an open air setting. The cabs are also available to be contracted for numerous events such as community activities, weddings, or other social events.
Use for the pedicabs in marketing is innovative, affordable, and encouraging in this economy. The advertising space is helping to increase the turnout to local events, and promote Pittsburgh businesses.
In these aspects, Green Gears is helping to usher Pittsburgh along to the forefront of the sustainable global community.