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NYC will now regulate pedicabs

February 28, 2007
NYC pedicabs - Photo WABC

Eyewitness News
(New York - WABC) - New York City Council wants to slam the brakes on the pedicab industry before it spins out of control.

The council created a licensing and safety standards on Wednesday and capped the number of pedicabs allowed on the streets to 325.
The cabs, which look like giant tricycles with passenger carriages in the back, are popular with tourists and some residents.

But as pedicabs have become more popular, particularly in busy tourist areas, some critics say they cause traffic jams as they troll for customers.

Pedicabs have rolled around the city for years without any regulation, unlike yellow taxis, horse-drawn carriages and other vehicles for hire.

(Copyright 2007 WABC-TV)

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