Can Pedicabs Change our World?

In an urban environment, a pedicab ride is a joyful experience that provides eco-friendly transportation with the potential to reduce the number of taxi-cabs and Uber drivers currently leading to congestion. For short urban routes, pedi-cabs can provide quicker transport times than cars and are a fun/novel way to be transported. Unfortunately pedicabs have not been seriously integrated into transportation planning.

The UNH Pedicab Project asks the question "What if people were offered free pedicabs rides to their destination? What would be the impact be from this kindness? Would people trust a free ride? How could this promote positivity?"

The goal is to provide people with direct experience with a transportation alternative--riding by bicycle. 

Currently this project is partnering with different offices and classes at UNH. Most exciting is a team of UNH Mechanical Engineering students who along with their faculty mentor are developing a UNH designed, tested, and built Pedicab for Wildcats!

Row of empty pedicabs