Spring brings with it those colorful yet expensive lawn chairs, round two of midterms and exams, and, for the first time this year, the frequent sighting of pedicabs. A mix of bicycle and chariot, pedicabs are an alternative way to tour or travel through the Cambridge and Boston landscape. Typically seating two people, the cabs are are clean, green, and follow a "pay-as-you-please" scheme (if you're lucky). Where can you go with a pedicab? Here are just a few ideas.
Let's face it. That 15 minute walk can be tough some days. The shuttles are great, but they don't always come on time, and when they do, people tend to be packed like sardines. It's rough. Imagine what life would be like if you could just hop on a pedicab at 10:02 a.m. and get to class on time without breaking a sweat. Good, that's what.
You know you're going to exercise when you get to the stadium anyways, so you might as well take it easy and have a pleasant ride across the river. Alternatively, get your own pedicab and ride ride it there and back for a strenuous bonus workout.
Are you one of those students who has class at Boylston and then has to get to Vanserg immediately afterwards? The commute may seem brutal, but you'd probably enjoy it a lot more (and actually get to class on time) if you were to take a pedicab.
The Charles River:
Date idea: You and your lover take a pleasant ride along the Charles River, watch people run by, cheer for our crew team, and maybe even stop and have a picnic now that the weather seems to be getting better.
Salem or Plymouth Rock:
Salem is only about 20 miles away, and Plymouth Rock is about 40 miles away. If we assume that a pedicab goes at the rate of 10 miles per hour, then you'd be able to get to Salem in around two hours, and Plymouth Rock in around four hours. Of course, this all depends on Boston's traffic… and of course… the stamina of your pedicab driver. But both Salem and Plymouth are great options if you're looking to get away from the college bubble. Warning: this may be expensive.