Tunney Seeks Regulations For Pedicabs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) is seeking regulations for pedicabs, including a fee, an inspection requirement and certain restrictions.

As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, Tunney has proposed the regulations. Pedicabs — also known as cycle rickshaws — are often seen along busy Clark Street and other streets in Tunney’s ward, which includes Wrigley Field.

Under the regulations Tunney is seeking, regular bicycle inspections will be required, as will a $25 annual city sticker.

Pedicab companies would also pay the city $175 to operate.

The Chicago Tribune reports pedicabs would also be forbidden downtown before 7 p.m., but a trial program would be allowed to determine whether the vehicles can operate safely in Loop traffic.

Fares would not be regulated by the proposed ordinance, the Tribune reported.

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