Pedal-powered cabs wheel into Richmond

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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