For a few scenes from Pedicab menaces on 45th Street on the evening of August 1st, see our Flickr page here.
Some of these operators are independent with no oversight whatsoever. But just as many are owned and operated by the larger pedicab companies, which ostensibly provide training to the actual vehicle operators.
No police were seen that would — even if they desired to do anything — ticket the violators.
The new law requires insurance, hopefully to cover the paying passengers. With these drivers, they probably will need that coverage, and more.
And if you think that’s bad, trot on over to Broadway, Columbus Circle or Fifth Avenue in the 50’s. It’s even worse.