Not even a week after the pedicab crash in Williamsburg , officials and pedicab owners have reportedly "agreed on licensing and safety requirements that will resolve a years-long tussle over regulating the pedal-powered cabs." Mayor Bloomberg noted that the pact would ensure passenger safety in what Councilman Dan Garodnick recently called a "Wild West" type situation. The new regulations will add requirements for licenses, insurance and inspections. To get a license, owners must not only have insurance, but pass inspections confirming they have working seat belts, brakes, turn signals, and other safety features. Still, you might want to avoid steep slopes like the ramp on the Williamsburg Bridge!
Deal Struck for New Pedicab Regulations
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