Three pedicab drivers foiled a robbery at a swanky West Side restaurant and had a career criminal begging for mercy after he cleaned out a manager's desk and assaulted two workers, authorities said.
"I've been petitioning the city for about five years to put a cap on the number of pedicabs in Austin, me and a lot of other riders," said Nathan Lipson, who owns Metrocycle Pedicabs with 45 permits and was a part of those meetings.
Hugo tells me pedicabs weigh about 160 pounds.
Hugo and his cohort — there are 35 pedicabs in Boston — don't make an hourly wage.
The Austin City Council voted Thursday to extend the moratorium for new pedicabs to April 23.
Under the new rules, brake lights are required on all the pedicabs .
The city council is working to bring a shred of consistency to the wild west of pedicab taxis with new (likely-to-pass) legislation that would mandate fixed rates based on time.
(JOHN KELLY/THE WASHINGTON POST) It's official: The wild-west days of unregulated pedicab service in the District of Columbia are over.
Mayor hits brakes on pedicab rates decision.
NYC mayor hits brakes on pedicab rates decision.
NYC mayor hits brakes on pedicab rates decision .
Tourists ride in a New York City pedicab through Central Park (Getty Images).
New Yorkers looking to travel the city by pedicabs may soon be safer from scams.
For a pedicab operator, hauling tourists along the Embarcadero takes more than shapely thighs.
Jeffrey Larson — who hopped coasts from Brooklyn last May — is a six-year veteran of the New York City pedicab preserve.