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    Default State, city at odds over N.Y. pedicabs

    Published: Feb. 20, 2007 at 2:17 PM
    State, city at odds over N.Y. pedicabs

    NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New York City is trying to reduce the number of pedicabs on city streets while New York state is promoting them in television tourism ads.

    There are about 500 of the pedal-powered cabs on the city streets but to ease congestion, the city wants to place a cap of 350 licenses and require higher safety standards, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

    Chad Marlow, spokesman for the NYC Pedicab Owners Association, questioned why the city would reduce something that's a tourism draw on television.

    "It seems problematic to promote pedicabs to tourists and then restrict them so that when tourists arrive in New York, there won't be any pedicabs for them," Marlow said.

    In turn, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's spokesman, Stu Loeser, told the Post that city residents come first.

    "The administration has to balance the fact that tourists come here and like them with making sure they do not hinder people who live here, work here and go to school here," Loeser said.
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    See photos from the Pedicab rally at City Hall on 2/13/07 in New York City:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8287292...7594546938109/

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    Thumbs down shame about car fumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Trixi.com View Post
    "The administration has to balance the fact that tourists come here and like them with making sure they do not hinder people who live here, work here and go to school here," Loeser said.
    Makes you wonder about pollution, car exhaust fumes & the high cost of gas (war, pollution ….) Dam, starting to sound like a green party member but lets see what global warming brings, maybe NY won't be under water or get blown into the sea.

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