After six blocks of horn-screaming bumper-to bumper traffic,my heart was pounding. I had enough fun.
I was looking forward to a great dinner with my family,so I wasn’t ready to die in a pedicab. (They would never let me live it down.)
When we exited the rickshaw,the driver said that we owed him $40. As I questioned him about the price,a man pulled up next to us and asked about our discussion. I said that the driver charged us $40 for pedaling six blocks. When the man glared at the rickshaw driver,I knew that we were scammed . At that point,I tossed $20 to the rickshaw driver and walked away.
I researched pedicab companies to learn the appropriate cost for pedicab rides. The Central Park Pedicab Tour site’s price list seems reasonable. Also,The NYC Pedicab Owners’ Association offers tips to avoid scams. My advice is to negotiate a price before climbing into a bicycle- rickshaw -death trap.
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