Pedicabs

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.

07/12/2013

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.

07/01/2013

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.

12/12/2012

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

City Council To Approve Measure Aimed At Clearing Up Pedicab Price Confusion

While the current law allows drivers to set their own prices, they are required to disclose that price on clearly posted signs.

11/26/2012