Laramie Flick

Tourists ride in a New York City pedicab through Central Park on October 23, 2012.   (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Pedicab Rules Aimed At Preventing Riders From Getting Ripped Off Take Effect

Drivers will now have to clearly display prices on large signs, carry a stopwatch calibrated by the Department of Consumer Affairs and charge by the minute.


A pedicab rider takes tourists on a ride through Central Park. (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

New Rules Will Soon Bring Rogue Pedicab Drivers’ Ridiculous Fares To A Screeching Halt

It’s what some call “highway robbery” — pedicab drivers who have become “roads scholars” at fleecing unsuspecting customers.


Pedicab in Central Park (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Halts Proposal On NYC Pedicab Charges

Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit the brakes Wednesday on a proposal to keep tourist-toting pedicabs from charging confusing, sometimes exorbitant rates.