NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 3 (UPI) -- The Illinois town of Naperville is preparing to become the second Chicago suburb to permit the operation of bicycle-powered taxis.
The Naperville City Council will vote next week on a proposal to allow a pedicab firm to conduct a one-year trial, The Chicago Tribune reported this week.
Naperville resident Brett Dingeldein pitched the idea of allowing his GreenStreet Pedicabs to conduct a trial run in the suburb.
Dingeldein says his firm's focus will be on short trips such as downtown destinations from Naperville's train station, city parking garages and remote parking lots.
Each pedicab costs about $4,200 and can carry two passengers.
Dingledein plans to operate the service with his son, Matthew.
He told the city council he can have three vehicles on the street by mid-May.
Oak Park has had pedicabs operating since 2005 and a restaurant in Joliet, Ill. recently started offering the service.
|Additional Top News Stories|
TUCSON, May 22 (UPI) --The Pima County Sheriff's Department released 580 photos of the Tucson crime scene where six people died and then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among the wounded.
NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) --Christie Prody, O.J. Simpson's ex-girlfriend, says the jailed former football star was obsessed with his late ex-wife, Nicole Brown.
WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --Maintaining a flat level of natural gas production from U.S. shale deposits is an elusive prospect, an energy policy director told U.S. lawmakers.