Pedal-powered cabs wheel into Richmond
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.