It’s been over a year since the City Council passed a bill regulating pedicabs, but police have been unable to enforce the laws because of a lawsuit brought by the New York City Pedicab Owners' Association, which is just one of several pedicab organizations in the city. Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz tells the Post that the group is trying to claim all the 325 available pedicab licenses for themselves. But Chris Marlow, a flack for the association, insisits that rival pedicab drivers “who are not members of our organization don't have seat belts, don't have insurance, they don't have headlights and tail light.” Can’t they just compete for permits with a chariot race like the old days?
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