The mayor’s spokeswoman said he decided it would create a reasonable fare system and increase protections for passengers in the tricycle taxis.
Bill sponsor Dan Garodnick said what should be a good experience for tourists can sometimes lead to huge fares announced only at the end of the ride.
While the current law allows drivers to set their own prices, they are required to disclose that price on clearly posted signs.
A Texas family visiting New York was charged more than $440 for a 12-minute pedicab ride last week. A pedicab driver in Central Park told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck he’s angry because he worries drivers like Avci may put him out of business.
A New York City judge says pedicabs are not allowed on bridge bike paths.