You might be able to drive a pedal cart through parts of downtown Sturgeon Bay while drinking a beer or having a glass of wine. The Sturgeon Bay city council voted last week to move forward on the adoption of an ordinance that would permit pedal carts on several routes that need to be approved by the city police and fire departments. Jason Estes, the owner of Sonny's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, proposed the pedal cart tours and received unanimous approval from the Community Protection and Services Committee who will be considering a draft ordinance at a meeting Monday afternoon. Estes says the beer and wine would not be sold on the carts but passengers would be allowed to bring up to three 12-ounce beers or wine drinks. He foresees many different uses for the pedal cart.
Estes says he has a custom-made pedal cart ordered that is being shipped from Europe and should be arriving in late June. The pedal cart tours would be scheduled between 10 am and 10 pm, originating at Sonny's and using the Oregon Maple Street Bridge to reach Sturgeon Bay's east side. The council will need to change the language in current ordinances that restrict open intoxicants on public property.
(photo courtesy of Door County Pedal Trolley)