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The Social Cycle is a unique green hybrid 16 passenger pedal powered vehicle to San Diego. It attracts both residents and visitors alike for a new way to see and explore San Diego. While getting some light exercise and having a great time and laughs, the Social Cycle is a fabulous way to spend a few hours with friends, family, co-workers and meeting new friends while supporting local businesses throughout San Diego.

Unfortunately at this time, the City of San Diego has decided to classify the Social Cycle as a "Pedicab.". For arguments sake, lets say we agree with the City of San Diego and try to get a "pedicab" license. We have been told by city representatives that oversee the "pedicab" licensing that (a) the pedicab licenses are limited and are sold out and (b) even if there were a license available, the Social Cycle as its configured does not meet the "pedicab" requirements, therefore we would not be issued a license.

We have since had a tour group kicked off, we have been give citations and the Social Cycle has been impounded.  Because of the governments inability to work with us to create a new ordinance for our unique vehicle (or just give us the license that they are classifying us as), we run the risk of all of the above happening again and essentially running us out of the city and bankrupting us. 

We kindly ask that you sign the petition if you support our business and want to keep the Social Cycle doing business in San Diego which supports the local economy, attracts residents and visitors alike (tourism), brings business to our community (restaurants, bars, retail outlets, taxi/pedicabs, trolley, parking, etc), creates jobs among many others!

Letter to
City Attorney, City Council Members, Mayor City of San Diego
I just signed the following petition addressed to: City of San Diego.

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Stop classifying Social Cycle as a "Pedicab" & find a proper license for it

The Social Cycle is a unique green hybrid 16 passenger pedal powered vehicle to San Diego. It attracts both residents and visitors alike for a new way to see and explore San Diego. While getting some light exercise and having a great time and laughs, the Social Cycle is a fabulous way to spend a few hours with friends, family, co-workers and meeting new friends while supporting local businesses throughout San Diego.

Unfortunately at this time, the City of San Diego has decided to classify the Social Cycle as a "Pedicab.". For arguments sake, lets say we agree with the City of San Diego and try to get a "pedicab" license. We have been told by city representatives that oversee the "pedicab" licensing that (a) the pedicab licenses are limited and are sold out and (b) even if there were a license available, the Social Cycle as its configured does not meet the "pedicab" requirements, therefore we would not be issued a license.

We have since had a tour group kicked off, we have been give citations and the Social Cycle has been impounded. Because of the governments inability to work with us to create a new ordinance for our unique vehicle (or just give us the license that they are classifying us as), we run the risk of all of the above happening again and essentially running us out of the city and bankrupting us.

We kindly ask that you sign the petition if you support our business and want to keep the Social Cycle doing business in San Diego which supports the local economy, attracts residents and visitors alike (tourism), brings business to our community (restaurants, bars, retail outlets, taxi/pedicabs, trolley, parking, etc), creates jobs among many others!

We ask that you kindly sign the petition if you support our business and want to keep the Social Cycle doing business in San Diego!
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Sincerely,

Laura Rovick
Owner/Operator
Social Cycle
laura@socialcyclesd.com
619-846-9436