Video: Pedicab Drivers Show SXSW Visitors The TRUE Austin

March 13, 2016

There are tons of things to do and see while you’re in Austin for South By Southwest. But unless you like hiking back and forth across the city for nine hours straight, you’re going to miss them.


Good thing Austin is full of pedicabs, then! The big carriage trikes are the city’s transportation saviors, and their drivers ensure that you won’t miss out on any of that SXSW goodness. There’s no use in stomping all around town, driving through traffic, hailing an in-demand cab or waiting for public transit when pedicabs can just zip though lanes and have you at your next SXSW session in no time flat.


See also: The Freeloaders Guide To SXSW


But pedicab drivers are way more than just your ticket to boozy parties and preserved feet. They also know Austin better than anyone, and for as little as $10 per rider (plus tip; don’t be cheap) you can count on them for an intriguing history lesson and a few city secrets as you whiz through the streets. We chatted with a few of these safe, knowledgeable drivers, and they shared what they love about pedaling around Austin and why a pedicab carriage is the best vantage point for seeing the city. Watch the video to hear some of their tales!