Cyclists Ride with Pedicabs to Rally at City Hall

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 Owners’ Association against these unreasonable regulations to say:
 
NO CAPS! NO BANS! SAVE THE PEDICABS!

Tuesday February 13, 2007
11:00am Pedicab Ride Leaves from 49 East Houston to City Hall
Free Pedicab Rides to the Rally Will be Offered to all Press
12:00noon-2:00pm Rally and Press Conference, City Hall Steps
Free Pedicab Rides from the Rally will be Offered to all Attendees

Photo: Finstr/Flickr

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