MPs planning law to regulate London’s pedicabs

MPs are planning a new law to license pedicabs in London.

The city’s Evening Standard newspaper reports the Pedicabs (London) Bill has cleared the Lords and Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt told Parliament that MPs would begin scrutinising it on February 28.

The report explains the bill will allow for the regulation of the vehicles for the first time, and stop their drivers “ripping off tourists with sky-high fares”.

It adds that it’s estimated there can be up to 900 pedicabs operating during peak season, and that there have been concerns many lack basic safety features and can cause traffic problems, such as parking in bus lanes or flouting one-way rules.

(Picture – Westminster City Council)

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