Downtown York is a cool city with dozens of nooks and crannies to explore – from traditional shops to breweries alike.
As the 11th largest city in Pennsylvania, it’s got more than five square miles of shops, art galleries, restaurants and live music. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, have limited mobility or if you’ve overindulged at Mudhook Brewing or Liquid Hero Brewery, you may have some difficulty seeing everything you’d like to in one night.
Well, getting around the city is about to change in a thoroughly radical way (at least on special event days). During First Friday outside Central Market, Downtown Inc. brings the ribbon-cutting for a brand new free (yeah, free) pedicab service aiming to help people get more easily around the core of York City during events like First Friday, Foodstruck and more.
The minds behind the ingenious yellow people-powered chariots are David Smith and Steve Billet, owners and operators of i-ron-ic – a unique gallery selling found art objects from local artists, along with thrift items to use for art projects. With the new pedicab endeavor, Smith and Billet are aiming to make York more accessible to visitors and residents alike, helping revitalize the city by ensuring people are able to move around the downtown area.
They’re natural partners for Downtown Inc. – an organization pushing to reinvest time, energy and money in the downtown business district through various improvement projects, including public safety measures and street-scape beautification.
So if you’re in York for First Friday tonight (and you should with the list of events happening) or another special event, take a gander around. You may catch a glimpse of an unconventional ride.