AUSTIN — As Daybreak's Take This Job week continues, KVUE's Anavid Reyes tried out being a pedicab driver and quickly found out it is a lot more difficult than it looks.

Every morning, she helps you commute through Austin's rush hour traffic, but now she's taking her knowledge to the streets.

Ready or not, she started her driving lessons.

If you're not familiar, e-pedicabs hit Austin in March as a pilot program and have an electric motor.

Matt Maschek, part-owner of Austin Pedi Cab Company, said, “They’re unlike the regular bicycle powered pedicabs that have been around the city for years."

The city rolled out their e-pedicab pilot initiative on March 6.

Austin is testing out electric motor pedicabs for a year as part of their "Austin’s Smart Mobility Roadmap" which plans to reduce the number cars on our roads.

All to encourage the public to use other means of transportation to reduce traffic and the city's carbon footprint.


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