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Getty Images Pedicabs move through Central Park in October.

A single opponent raised criticism of the legislation with the mayor,who decided to withhold his signature so he could seek more information. “I’m not going to sign the law today — I want to think about it a little bit, ” Bloomberg said at a City Hall bill-signing ceremony on Wednesday.

The bill’s primary sponsor,Council Member Dan Garodnick of Manhattan,and two members of the pedicab industry spoke in favor of the legislation during the ceremony,but one pedicab driver in attendance urged a mayor veto.

The mayor said he was not “satisfied” after listening to the testimony. “I just don’t want to rush into anything, ” he said,adding he planned to make a final decision by the end of the week.

Bloomberg said there had been a long history of discrimination against pedicab drivers in the city. “I’m not sure why. It’s one of these things that some of the newspapers have railed against, ” he added. “The public wants them. And why shouldn’t they have them? I just don’t understand that.”

Under current law,the cost of a pedicab ride or the basis for calculating the fee must be disclosed on clearly posted signs. But many rate cards used in pedicabs are anything but clear,and some drivers use complex formulas that charge different amounts for avenues and blocks. Others reveal exorbitant fees — such as per-person rates or minimums — only in tiny type.

The new legislation would require rates based on time regardless of the number of passengers,with visible timers,clearly displayed per-minute prices and no add-ons for tax or mandatory tips. Drivers would also be required to hand out a uniform rate card at the beginning of each ride that includes consumer-protection information.

The lone opponent at the hearing,pedicap driver Ibrahim Donmez,said the legislation is part of the city’s continued “racism” against pedicabs. He expressed opposition to the bill’s per-minute pricing system. ”How can you stop me from charging for the distance?” he asked

“The bill does not standardize the fares, ” Donmez added. “And you cannot standardize the fares with the pedicabs because they are human powered.”

The best solution,he said,is for the driver and passenger to agree on a price before the ride begins.

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Cyclist Owes $625 After Running Red Light Without A Bell  — Gothamist
That's when the notices really started coming in—alerting her that her drivers license was suspended, as was her (already expired) pedicab license, in addition to a warrant for her arrest. The total for the two tickets was also raised to $625.

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Which term is used to describe the spread of Buddhism from India through Asia?

All College Day: a workday where PJC faculty/staff have an opportunity to participate in workshops and active learning activities.

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What is the cheapest way (time of the year, route, choice of airline) to fly from Southeast Asia to Europe, only using full-service airlines? - Quora

Try Garuda. They had an awful reputation a few years ago but seem to have sorted themselves out with much improved safety, training and new planes. Rated #11 in the world by Skytrax