The Hammond City Council approved a change to its ordinance that defines a bicycle as being a vehicle with more than two wheels.
The change was made at the request of Michael Ballard, who is planning to open a tour bicycle business in Hammond. Ballard said his company, Pelican Pedal Tours, will use special bicycles that can accommodate up to 14 people. The four-wheeled bicycles are powered by multiple sets of pedals.
Ballard said he will provide one-hour health lunch rides, happy hour rides, charity rides, gallery rides and rides for weddings and birthday parties. He said he plans to hire Southeastern Louisiana University students to serve as lead drivers and guides.