Bicycle Taxi Driver

Peddle customers through the city with a bike taxi.

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bicycle Taxi Drivers do?

Bicycle Taxi Drivers ride bicycles with attached cabs in tow. As a Bicycle Taxi Driver, you have to not only know your way around a city and be able to communicate effectively with customers—just like any other Taxi Driver you also have to be fit enough to pedal a bike and pull yourself and multiple passengers.

What’s an average day like?

Being a Bicycle Taxi Driver is hard work. You push your body physically, subject yourself to changing weather conditions, and have to navigate through crowded streets efficiently and safely.

Safety is also an issue. Pedicabs, as they’re also known, are obviously a lot more open to the elements and to other vehicles on the road. And since you’re physically on the road, taking up space right next to Hummers and trucks of all kinds, you have to make sure you keep yourself and your customers out of harm’s way.

Additionally, you have to keep in mind that this kind of cab allows more contact with the customer, so it’s often important to employers that you have a knack for conversation. You also have to be able to collect fares, manage your own time—as you won’t have a Supervisor peering over your shoulder —and…be able to ride a bike.

Why does this job matter?

No matter how fun it is for passengers to be pulled around by you, your job is more than a novelty. It’s a serious form of transportation, and you have to get your customers to their destinations as a normal cab would.

Should I be a Bicycle Taxi Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Shuttle Bus Driver

    How to become a Bicycle Taxi Driver

    Most Bicycle Taxi Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9mdaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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