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Voodoo Doughnut is latest to use cargo bikes for business

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 14th, 2011 at 11:34 am

Voodoo’s Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson gives the new trike a try in front of his Old Town location.
(Photos: Ryan Hashagen)

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Pedicab business owner concerned about proposed regulations

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 9th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Ryan Hashagen, owner of
Portland Cascadia Pedicabs, is
concerned about new regulations.
(Photo © J. Maus)
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The City of Portland is currently in the process of updating their “private for hire transportation” policies. As part of this update, and partially at the request of local pedicab operators, they will also be regulating pedicabs for the first time.

The growth of pedicabs has skyrocketed in Portland in recent years in large part due to new businesses like PDX Pedicabs and Portland Cascadia Pedicabs.

Ryan Hashagen, owner of Portland Cascadia Pedicabs, is all for new regulations. He wants pedicabs to be treated as legitimate businesses and he wants customers to know they’ll be assured a safe ride. Hashagen knows all to well about the importance of safety. In August of 2008 one of his Seattle-based pedicabs was involved in a crash that left a 60-year old man dead.
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