Pedicabs will hit Cambridge streets carrying tourists and locals next month after the city has awarded two businesses licenses to operate during an eight-month pilot program.
The Cambridge License Commission announced Monday that USA Pedicab, of Boston, and Pedicab International, LLC, of Plymouth, have each been granted permission to operate 10 pedicabs in the city beginning March 1.
The three-wheeled bicycles are used to transport people, and the pilot program to test their use in Cambridge will run through the end of October.
“We are pleased to welcome these companies to the Cambridge Community,” said Elizabeth Lint, the executive director of the Cambridge License Commission in a press release Monday. “Both businesses bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the pedicab business, and we look forward to working together to create a high-performing pedicab system that fits best with the city.”
According to the city, the purpose of the pilot program is to test and create a high-performing pedicab system that fits with the diverse transportation network in Cambridge while ensuring the utmost safety for the public.
The normal operating hours for the pedicabs will be from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.