Local startup to launch app for on-demand pedicab service

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A Central Florida startup company will launch a new free smartphone app that provides on-demand access to pedicab services in Orlando beginning Dec. 18.

Unicycle Technology LLC’s Rydes Pedicab App — which will be available on iOS and Android devices — uses GPS technology to “call” the nearest pedicab driver and provide an estimate on the fare.

Jeremy Martin, founder of Unicycle Technology, LLC, said he was inspired to develop the app while moonlighting as a pedicab driver himself in downtown Orlando. Martin said people generally appreciate pedicab rides, but either can’t find them when they need them or are discouraged by the uncertainty of the fare.