They run around the ball parks here in Houston as well and are very popular. Maybe a month or 2 back there was a story/investigation on the local news that most, maybe all, of the pedicab drivers were uninsured, and therefore you have no protection when in one. This came on the heels of one getting hit by a car. There were no passengers, and luckily the driver had no life-threatening injuries. I don't go to that area of town much, so I'll likely never have the opportunity to ride in one anyway.