Social Cycle
  • Petitioned City of San Diego

This petition was delivered to:

City Attorney, City Council Members, Mayor
City of San Diego

Social Cycle

    1. laura  rovick
    2. Petition by

      laura rovick

      San Diego, CA

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!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Making Progress

      laura  rovick
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Supporters! We are making some good progress with gaining signatures and support. We still have a ways to go, so lets not lose steam. Anything will help, so if you can please post to facebook, tweet about it, email on to friends and family.

      Thank you so much for your support!

      Laura & The Social Cycle Captain's!

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Edward Bruner CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Maybe, the city needs a new ordinance for pedibuses?

    • Ashley Glass PERRIS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      because it was FUN! and i would LOVE to do this again...

    • Hillary Lee AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      We have one of these in Austin and it's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep the Social Cycle and have the city worry about more important things. Like, you know, running a city.

    • cynthia marta SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      How can anyone have a problem with this? Stop the beuracratic bull crap!

    • David Menk SAINT PETER, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      It's a wonderful and unique method of transportation that offers opportunities not found in other forms of transportation - and it's VERY green!


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