Auto-Free New York: Pedicab Regulations and the Future of Green For-Hire Transportation in NYC

George Bliss of will address a regular meeting of Auto-Free New York on the subject of "Pedicab Regulations and the Future of Green For-Hire Transportation in NYC."

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Pedicabs Protest New Regulations

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Pedicabs took to the streets yesterday to protest the City’s new regulations on New York’s greenest for-hire transportation industry. In a press release, The Green Transport Association says that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn "dealt pedicabs a crushing blow capping our number at 325 city-wide" — a reported 35 percent reduction in the pedicab workforce: Pedicabs are […]

Pedicab Ride, Rally and Press Conference in Opposition to Proposed City Council Regulations Limiting Non-Polluting Transportation

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The City Council Consumer Affairs Committee is set to vote on regulations that would put a very low cap on the total number of pedicabs in the City and ban certain types of pedicabs from City streets. Time’s Up! joins the Pedicab Owner’s Association against these unreasonable regulations to say: NO CAPS – NO BANS […]

Today’s Headlines

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What New Yorkers Want From the Stimulus (NYT) Enviro Groups: Stimulus Draft a Failure on Green Transportation (TPM) Did Obama Team, Reid and Pelosi Shortchange Transit? (Grist) Oberstar Pins It on Outgoing U.S. DOT Staff (Open Left) Why Hire Construction Workers If You’re Firing Bus Drivers? (StarTrib) NYT Suggests Subsidizing Hybrid Purchases, Ignores Carbon Tax […]

City Council Set To Vote on Pedicabs Today

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onNYTurf reports: What started as a very positive process to bring much desired regulation to the growing pedicab industry has been completely turned on its head, and this afternoon city council is scheduled to vote on a bill that has become so twisted that the bill’s sponsor and a co-sponsor have taken their names off […]

Mass Pedicab Ride on City Hall

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Fair Regulation, Not Strangulation No Cap, No Bans on Pedicab Industry 100 plus Pedicabs will ride en masse from Columbus Circle down Broadway to City Hall starting at noon. Media are invited to "embed" as pedicab passengers at any point during the ride. 2 p.m. press conference on City Hall steps will target City Council […]

Pedicab Rally in the News

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AMNY reports: The City Council is poised to put the brakes on New York’s freewheeling pedicabs, prompting hundreds of their drivers to say the regulations would devastate a pollution-free way to get around town. "They say we are causing traffic congestion," said pedicab driver Mega Martinez, 43, at a protest Tuesday. "How can that be? […]