BANGOR, Maine — Need a lift downtown after a Waterfront Concerts show this summer?
The business’ owner, Jamie McDonough, purchased a pair of tricycle “taxis” that will be running between downtown, the waterfront and Cross Insurance Center on performance nights. One is a two-seater and the other can fit three.
The bikes arrived Thursday and could be in action for the first Waterfront Concerts show of the season — Dierks Bentley on Saturday night, McDonough said. Friday, McDonough gave rides to friends and business owners around downtown.
The pedicabs also could operate during the week, depending on demand, McDonough said.
For now, the pedicabs will operate as a kind of courtesy service, with pedalers accepting voluntary tips. McDonough said she’s looking into licensing requirements. City staff weren’t available Friday afternoon to answer questions about what licensing might be required for such a pedicab service.
A pedicab business is already operating in Portland.
The bike operators in Bangor will cycle back and forth between downtown’s West Market Square and the waterfront.
“If someone sees us and wants a lift, they can just flag us down,” McDonough said Friday.
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