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Power To The Pedal

Written by David Callicott on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Yesterday afternoon, pedicab-ophiles rallied at Manhattan City Hall for Councilmember Hiram Monserrate’s press conference where the Queens legislator outlined the bill he is introducing as an alternative to Resolution 331-A, the pedicab-regulating bill introduced by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The Quinn-sponsored bill, which has been criticized for its heavy regulation of the burgeoning pedicab industry, was vetoed by Mayor Bloomberg last month. Quinn, who is very friendly with the taxi lobby, has since said she is determined to override the veto (which would necessitate convincing 22 of her Councilmates to vote with her), and may try to do so at this Monday’s Council meeting.

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