Provisions within Chicago’s pedicab ordinance threaten to put hundreds of pedicab operators out of work. The ordinance, which took effect June 7, 2014, was introduced “in the interest of preserving public health and safety or avoiding traffic congestion”. However, no collisions or injuries were cited or traffic studies conducted.
The Chicago Pedicab Association maintains pedicabs are a safe, non-polluting way to travel and reduce traffic congestion. We are working to change these key elements of the newly passed pedicab ordinance: