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Rickshaws proposed for Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC -

By Mark Meredith - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -  Myrtle Beach City Council is considering an ordinance to allow for the operation of rickshaws within the city limits of Myrtle Beach.

City Council will discuss two ordinances that would allow two companies to offer pedicab service when it meets July 13.

"It's not like being in a cab. It's open, so everybody can see out," said Rick Ricker, an entrepreneur who supports the ordinance. The idea is also being pushed through by the owner of the Bowery along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

"This is something the town needs. This is something tourists want. I've seen it in Atlantic City, I've seen it in Florida," said Victor Shamah, who is also in favor of the measure.

Council has not yet decided which proposal they prefer, if the idea will be accepted. Both companies said they would like to see service begin for the end of the summer. Plans call for rickshaw service around some of Myrtle Beach's busiest attractions, including Ocean Boulevard and Broadway at the Beach.

If the ordinance passes its first reading on Tuesday, it is expected to go before council again July 27.

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