April Fools! Bloomberg Vetoes Own Pedicab Limit
April 2nd, 2007

Just in time for April Fools’ Day, Mayor Bloomberg vetoed a city council bill he had negotiated and supported just weeks before that would have limited the number of pedicabs to 325. Bloomberg and pedicab drivers agree that some regulation is needed, but the concerns are more about safety assurances than the number of vehicles.

Council Speaker Quinn stated that the change would have helped to unclog streets but an onNYTurf blog post dismisses that argument, instead listing benefits like the visibility and agility of the vehicles. The blog also links to a video from Times Up! on the pedicab industry in New York City, the Taxi and Limousine Commission, and concerns about the environment.

For more from the pedicabbers themselves, check out the Gotham Gazette article on the topic and the Pedicab Blog, or read the signs on the pedicab vehicles at a recent rally “Pedicabs Love New York” and “Pedicabs-Cornerstone of Mayor’s 2030 plan.”

By on April 2, 2007, 1:29 pm
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One Response to “April Fools! Bloomberg Vetoes Own Pedicab Limit”

  1. Hakan Ugdur Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Pedicab Industry was regulated two years ago..

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