New Rules for NYC City Pedicabs

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:23

As of July 12, all trips must be quoted by the minute, and such per minute pricing includes all passengers and there can be no per person charge.

Also a stopwatch must be available and turned on for each trip. Each trip must be begin with the driver explaining to the passengers what the per minute charge will be, and the stopwatch must be visible to passengers on board.

This will begin to address the problem of drivers charging by the block, by the avenue, by the person, by the whatever whimsical criterion they were using, and pricing will be more transparent, going forward.

Peter Meitzler tells city Island Images that his company helped start the nation's first best practices pedicab owner trade association back in 2005. He adds that the New York City Pedicab Owners Association pleaded with city council for nearly 2 years before a bill finally was signed by the Mayor.

Laramie Fick, Acting NYCPOA President tells City Island Images that the maximum fare an overweight couple can expect to pay is $3.00 per minute. However, the price for a beautiful young model wearing a mini-skirt could be significantly lower.