There's a new bike in town

Walking home yesterday, I was delighted to see that opposite my house is the new depot for a Fremantle pedicab business.

I went inside to have a chat.  They just started yesterday and are still assembling the bikes, which are imported from the USA and cost quite a bit.

The cabs will operate just like a taxi.  They pick up and drop off anywhere reasonable, I guess, and the driver will wait around at the drop-off point for their next customer - or just go roaming for them.

Surprisingly they will operate from 12.00 noon thru to 6.00am.

 

They're just fitting out their little depot/drivers lounge at 27 Queen Victoria Street.  There are some nice diagrams on their concrete floor which will be painted over which I shot for posterity.

On speaking to the owner, Rick Ferris, I promised to introduce him to key people in the Fremantle tourism industry so he can hit the ground running.  Good luck, mate.  This is a very interesting use for Queen Victoria Street.