Marketing Campaigns FAQs
New York City streets can be crazy. Is it safe to drive – or ride in – a trike?
In our experience, both pedicabs and freight trikes are some of the safest vehicles you can drive or ride in, on city streets. They’re large, hard to push around, and easy to see. They can zip through Midtown traffic, but they still have low maximum speeds. Billboard trikes are perfect for riding in streets; as well, they can create high-impact installations at high-volume sites for limited periods of time – or extended periods of time.
How do your trikes perform in bad weather?
Our pedicabs are equipped with blankets and rain covers, to protect against cold, rain, and snow. Their canopies come on and off, so you can go completely open-air, in nice weather, or, if it’s too sunny, you can get some shade. In general, if motor vehicles are able to navigate NYC’s roads, our work trikes can too. Yes, we can travel in rain, wind, and snow.
How many people/how much weight can a rickshaw carry?
By law, pedicabs may carry no more than three people. For plus-sized persons, we recommend going with two people per cab. All our trikes are rated to carry up to 550 pounds; we can haul heavier loads on occasion, but we don’t like to do so too often – we don’t want to stress out our trikes. Most of our cargo boxes have a capacity of about 35 cubic feet – they’re about 3 feet wide, 3 feet high, and 4 feet long.
How fast do the rickshaw’s travel?
We unscientifically estimate that dudes on trikes average about 6 miles per hour. Not bad, considering that the average speed for motor vehicles in Manhattan is about 9 mph – and their average speed crosstown is just 4.5 mph.
Where do your rickshaws operate? Are the rickshaws only available in Manhattan?
Pedicabs are concentrated in Midtown Manhattan and Central Park, since that’s where demand is strongest. However, with advance notice, RR is able to provide pedicab service in all 5 boroughs, as well as parts of New Jersey. Currently, our freight trikes and mobile billboards also operate mostly in Manhattan, but we do go to Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx on occasion, and are looking to bulk up operations in Brooklyn in the near future.