New York Pedicabs Story:
Older one on Problems Of Liability In Santa Barbara (Commentary):
I was watching Nightline last night since I could not sleep. I was not too surprised that the local government is sticking it's nose into something that is really not a huge priority (like crime that never seems to go down). What is next-bicycles? I don't see how this affects other transit options ability to make money. Subways? They are underground. Buses? They go farther (but I not sure faster). Cabs? Perhaps there is the friction lies. I could be wrong but people seem to be very dependent on cabs in New York City-and many other cities around the country. Cabs never were a huge means of getting around here in Southern California. The rich take chauffeured limos, the rest use cars, either rented or driven by a friend, relative, professional driver (as in a group van). A pedicab is more of a amusement park type of thing. I doubt anyone there uses them to go somewhere in a serious manner. I could be wrong (I never been to NYC) but from what I heard, I doubt it.