Meet Greenville Bike Taxi, downtown’s new pedicab business

Greenville Bike Taxi is a pedicab service that offers a sustainable alternative to traveling within downtown Greenville, SC.

Greenville Bike Taxi co-founder, Phil Gonzalez on a pedicab

Greenville Bike Taxi co-founder, Phil Gonzalez | Photo by GVLtoday

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Making Greenville greener one pedal at a time. Meet Greenville Bike Taxi, the city’s newest pedicab service.

Phil Gonzalez — a recent Charleston transplant and nine-year pedicab driver — cofounded Greenville Bike Taxi with his father, Leonard, and stepmom, Joy. The business offers a green (and scenic) way to get around downtown.

Greenville Bike Taxi co founders Leonard and Phil

Cofounders Leonard and Phil | Photo by GVLtoday

How can I ride?

There are three ways to ride — all ages (and pups) are welcome on board:

  • Call to schedule a pickup — estimated wait times are 5-10 minutes.
  • Find a Greenville Bike Taxi parked near its HQ across from Gather Greenville or along Main Street.
  • Make a reservation online — pedicabs can be reserved for a date night out, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and even wedding send-offs, complete with a “Just Married” sign.
Greenville Bike Taxi co-founder Phil Gonzalez and GVLtoday city editor Kyle ona pedicab in downtown Greenville, SC.

City editor Kyle + Phil pedicabbing down Main Street | Photo by GVLtoday

Where can I ride?

Greenville Bike Taxi serves the downtown Greenville area — between Fluor Field and Bon Secours Wellness Arena and between Cleveland Street and the West End. When it comes to roads 35 MPH or faster, it’s a no-go.

When can I ride?

Catch a ride Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (weather permitting).

What’s the cost to ride?

It’s $7 per person for up to 10 minutes. For 10 minutes or more, it’s $.70 per minute per person.

Three of Greenville Bike Taxi's pedicabs

Louboutin, Chopper, and Jelly are three of six pedicabs (yes, they have names) | Photo by GVLtoday

How do I pay?

Greenville Bike Taxi accepts most forms of payment, including cash, credit card, and mobile pay, like Venmo.

How can I become a driver?

Get rolling with Greenville Bike Taxi’s team of drivers by clicking here to see driver requirements and apply.

Bonus: How can I become an advertiser?

Greenville Bike Taxi’s six pedicabs have multiple spaces along its carriages for local businesses looking to advertise. Check out the options and submit your campaign.

Follow @greenvillebiketaxi on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

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