Pedal Carriage Expected To Hit Chattanooga Streets Soon

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Chattanooga Pedal Carriage
Chattanooga Pedal Carriage

A pedal carriage may be hitting the streets of Chattanooga soon.

UTC grads Eston and Tammy Mayberry told members of the City Council they are planning to launch a pedal carriage operation here - subject to getting an ordinance change.

Ken Fritz of the City Attorney's Office said changes needed to be made concern vehicle width and the number of passengers that can be carried.

Council members said they were ready to help grease the skids for the new-fangled vehicle, which was created in Europe.

Mr. Mayberry said visitors and residents alike will pay to pedal around town for the unique tour. The company will assign a driver and guide for the trip.

He said it holds up to 15 passengers. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed under current local law.

He said Savannah, Boulder, Chicago and Nashville are among the cities where the carriages already operate. 

Councilwoman Carol Berz said she can vouch for the Nashville operation, saying she saw it on the streets of "The Gulch."

She said the passengers "were consuming alcohol. I'm not sure if they knew they were pedaling."  

Attorney Ken Fritz addresses council as Tammy and Eston Mayberry look on
Attorney Ken Fritz addresses council as Tammy and Eston Mayberry look on

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