77 Unlicensed Pedicabs Seized By NYPD Near Central Park, Midtown – Patch

The NYPD seized nearly 80 unlicensed pedicabs in Manhattan, including areas around Central Park, issuing over 100 summonses for violations near major landmarks. The crackdown also involved confiscating a moped and two speakers. The action comes in response to numerous complaints about pedicab noise and overcharging, particularly affecting Broadway shows and tourists. NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher highlighted the need for pedicabs to adhere to regulations, citing instances of excessive noise and exorbitant fares, with one case of a couple being charged over $500 for a 20-minute ride. Pedicabs are legally required to display their pricing clearly, but instances of overcharging have been a persistent issue.

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