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Tampa Green Initiative to Replace Buses with Pedicabs


As part of its ongoing efforts to promote eco-friendly transportation, the City of Tampa has announced a bold new initiative that is sure to revolutionize the way we get around. Starting immediately, all of the city’s public buses will be replaced by pedicabs.

According to city officials, the decision to switch to pedicabs was made after extensive research showed that they are much more environmentally friendly than traditional buses. “Pedicabs don’t use any fossil fuels, they don’t emit any pollutants, and they’re great exercise for the drivers,” said Mayor Jane Castor in a press conference yesterday. “Plus, they’re just so darn cute!”

The pedicabs themselves will be provided by a new company called Tampa Pedicab, which has been awarded the exclusive contract to operate the city’s public transportation system. The company’s CEO, Tommy Linnil, said he was thrilled about the opportunity to showcase his fleet of brightly-colored tricycles. “We’ve always believed that pedicabs are the transportation of the future,” he said. “Now, thanks to the City of Tampa, the future is finally here.”

Of course, not everyone is convinced that pedicabs are the best way to get around. Some residents have expressed concerns about the safety and reliability of the vehicles, which are powered by human muscle rather than engines. “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to rely on some sweaty guy pedaling me around in the Florida heat,” said local resident Janice Embargio. “And what happens when it rains? Do we all just get soaked?”

Despite these concerns, the City of Tampa is moving ahead with the pedicab initiative, which will be funded with over $100 Million from the sales tax collected for road and transportation improvements. Officials say they are confident that residents will quickly adapt to the new mode of transportation, and that it will become a source of pride for the city.

“Tampa is a forward-thinking, progressive city,” said Mayor Castor. “And we believe that this bold move will help us lead the way in the fight against climate change.” She then lit a decommissioned HART bus on fire.

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