Pedal-powered cabs wheel into Richmond

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Spoken4′s pedicabs can handle up to five passengers. (Photos by Mark Robinson)

Spoken4′s pedicabs can handle up to five passengers. (Photos by Mark Robinson)

By Mark Robinson

RICHMOND, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com) – A local startup is trying to pedal its way into the Richmond transportation scene.

Wednesday marked the debut of Spoken4, a company with a fleet of five pedicabs — pedal-powered rickshaws that can carry up to five passengers apiece — that will run from Carytown to Shockoe Bottom, as far north as the Diamond and as far south as Byrd Park.

Katie Hurst and Kyle Langemeier co-founded the business out of their Byrd Park home. Frequent trips to Charleston, S.C., turned them on to the idea, said Hurst, a Richmond native.

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