Walking home yesterday, I was delighted to see that opposite my house is the new depot for a Fremantle pedicab business.
I went inside to have a chat. They just started yesterday and are still assembling the bikes, which are imported from the USA and cost quite a bit.
The cabs will operate just like a taxi. They pick up and drop off anywhere reasonable, I guess, and the driver will wait around at the drop-off point for their next customer – or just go roaming for them.
Surprisingly they will operate from 12.00 noon thru to 6.00am.
They’re just fitting out their little depot/drivers lounge at 27 Queen Victoria Street. There are some nice diagrams on their concrete floor which will be painted over which I shot for posterity.
On speaking to the owner, Rick Ferris, I promised to introduce him to key people in the Fremantle tourism industry so he can hit the ground running. Good luck, mate. This is a very interesting use for Queen Victoria Street.