We first mentioned the possibility of pedicabs (aka Rickshaws) coming to Historic Roswell here on NUR way back in February of 2012. That was when the city adopted an ordinance that allowed businesses to operate pedicabs in and around the Canton St area. This is a fantastic addition to transportation options around our historic district. It effectively increases the radius where someone living in the area would choose not to take their car to get to another destination. I'm a supporter of anything we can do to get people out of their cars in the heart of our city. I live here and walk as much as possible but this additional option will definitely make me reconsider taking the car for a few of the trips where we choose not to walk.
The pedicabs will begin operation this weekend starting on Nov 8th. They will operate from noon until midnight Friday through Sunday. The original map of approved operations shows that they will be allowed to go from Prospect Street on the north to King Street on the south and from roughly Liberty Lofts on the east to the end of Goulding on the west. That is better illustrated by the map below.
I can't wait to try one out!