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New taxi service highlights Bay history

Pedicab in Bay St. Louis. (Photo source: WLOX News) Pedicab in Bay St. Louis. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

There is a new taxi service in Bay St. Louis that promises a unique riding experience. The owner of Old Town Pedicabs says riders will not only get from point A to point B, but they'll also get a chance to learn about the history of the downtown area along the way. And the method of travel is environmentally friendly.

The three wheel open air pedicabs run on peddle power. They've only been on the road for a couple of days, but are already attracting a lot of attention in the Bay.

"Yes, for the pedicabs! I love it," said a woman as the cab rolled by her on Main Street.

 "We were just talking about that. It looks like a carriage without a horse," said a man and his wife after they stopped the cab to inquire about it.

Owner Brenda Cuevas said she came up with the idea as a way to give tourists and residents a unique riding experience and to help alleviate parking problems in old town. 

"With our town growing at the rate that it's growing there are going to be less and less places to park around here and this will help them to get to one spot to another downtown." said Cuevas.

Cuevas encourages customers to park at the municipal parking garage on Court Street. From there her pedicabs will take riders anywhere downtown and to the Depot District.

Gulfport resident Sue Pollard, was one of the first customers to hoop aboard,
"This is a great way to see the downtown of Bay St. Louis especially when your tired of walking around shopping."

Cuevas said a ride can also give customers a historic tour.

"Where they filmed, "This Property Is Condemned". That's interesting to a lot of people, who saw the movie, but have never been here. The little theater is back there, the train depot with the Moseley Museum in it. People are always interested in that and around town there are a lot of buildings that are historical buildings," explained Cuevas.

The pedicabs service area ends at the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club on Beach Boulevard. 
There is a boarding fee, then $1 a block after that. The cabs can also be rented for weddings, birthday parties or any other type of celebrations. For more information you can contact owner Brenda Cuevas at 228-216-2460.   

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