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    PEDICABS TAKE CITY TO COURT


    September 20, 2007 -- New York's street pedalers filed suit against the city yesterday over the way newly created pedicab licenses are being distributed.

    Veteran pedicab businesses are losing out to newcomers to the industry, the suit argues.

    Under a law passed by the City Council in April over Mayor Bloomberg's veto, pedicabs will be licensed for the first time and their number will be capped at 325. The industry had been unregulated.

    When the city worked out the details for implementing the law, the New York Pedicab Owners Association complained that the city was not keeping its word to give preference only to those who could prove they owned and operated at least one pedicab.

    "But they refused to heed our warnings," said Chard Marlow, a spokesman for the group. "It is a shame we needed to go to court to get them to pay appropriate attention to the legal issues we raised, but they left us no choice."

    In response to the lawsuit, city officials said the arguments were "without merit."

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    Default Pedicab Owners Protest at City Hall Thursday

    Pedicab Owners Protest at City Hall Thursday



    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's pedicab owners pedaled in protest Thursday to show their opposition to a new law limiting the number of bicycle taxis allowed in the city.

    Pedicab owners have also sued the city over the law. It caps the number of pedicab licenses at 325.

    The law was scheduled to take effect Thursday. But the city Law Department says the city has agreed to hold off enforcing the law for an unspecified amount of time.

    A lawyer for the pedicab owners says 500 to 600 of the pedal-taxis were on the streets before the law was passed. He said the limited number of licenses will drive several owners and drivers out of business.

    A city Law Department spokeswoman says the pedicab owners' lawsuit is without merit.
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