A new company is ferrying Cincinnatians between downtown, Over-the-Rhine and the Banks in electric golf carts – for free.

Gest, which stands for Green Easy Safe Transportation, piloted its service over the New Year’s weekend and is now in a soft opening mode in Cincinnati’s urban core. Co-owner Patrick Dye, who started Gest with his wife, Lauren, was inspired by an experience he had in Nashville.

“A buddy of mine grabbed a golf cart and picked us up and it got the idea rolling,” Dye told me.…