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 […]

Rodriguez Champions Toll Reform in Broad Vision for NYC Transportation

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Reforming New York’s broken road pricing and parking policies top an extensive list of transportation priorities from City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, which he unveiled this morning in a speech at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation. The most pressing item on Rodriguez’s agenda is the Move New York toll reform proposal, which would […]

Why Is There So Much Traffic in NYC? It’s the Free Roads, Stupid

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Since the de Blasio administration attempted to cap for-hire cars this summer, the debate over Manhattan traffic has gotten louder, but not more productive. Uber claimed it definitely wasn’t the problem. Some council members wondered if bike lanes were slowing down cars. Amid all the noise, something important got lost. At a hearing about Manhattan traffic this morning convened by Borough President Gale Brewer, a simple […]

Do Pedicabs Belong in Bike Lanes?

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A pedicab (sort of) makes use of the Broadway bike lane. Photo: Brad Aaron Last week’s collision between a pedicab and a yellow taxi in Brooklyn was followed by a renewed, or at least better publicized, interest from Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council in enforcing long-awaited pedicab industry standards. The rules, initiated by pedicab […]

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 […]