In keeping with today’s unofficial theme, here’s another person around town making the bicycle economy happen. Anne-Marije Rook from the Ballard News Tribune took a spin with Sacsha Toda-Peters , a pedicab driver with attitude and great knowledge of the history of rickshaws in Seattle.
Wearing a crisp white button-up shirt, a colorfully striped bow-tie, and over-sized non-prescription glasses, Sacsha Toda-Peters showed up in style to meet me for our ride.
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“I don’t sell rides, I sell smiles,” he said and I was entertained before we even started the tour.
Toda-Peters is the owner of Greener Cab, a commercial passenger tricycle service that offers transport and unique tours of Seattle.
“If someone wants transportation, there are other options that may be quicker on average. But we’re looking to provide a greater value and to be a great resource to the city,” Toda-Peters said.
Toda-Peters bought his single-speed rickshaw almost three years ago off Craigslist.
“These trikes are actually manufactured this way. It’s not a Franken-bike. This particular model is a Chinese model,” Toda-Peters said, making himself comfortable on the rider’s seat of a sturdy, pedal-powered tricycle with a cabin that can carry three people in addition to the driver.