Sunday, March 25, 2007
The State Tourism Action Council said this:
"Our trishaw riders will be an integral part of our efforts to boost new tourism products."
you can read the article in New Straits times HERE.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I believe that to stop the process when it has already progressed so far is an act of humility. It is never too late to realize an error of judgment in order to prevent a bigger mistake in the long run. To sign the Bill would have been a mistake but still rarely do we see a leader who is prepared to reconsider the implications of his or her actions. It seems that NYC has a Mayor who is big enough to listen to the people and see reason when presented with a reasonable argument and a fair amount of opposition. Good on you Mayor Bloomberg!
Check out the links to this story:
Bloomberg Puts Brakes On Pedicab Bill
New York Post
MIKE COMES TO SCREECHING HALT ON PEDICAB LAW
This Week at City Hall: Bill Non-Signing, 40th Updates
Mayor Bloomberg Decides Not to Sign Pedicab Bill
AM New York
Scramble after mayor's pedicab U-Turn
Poised to regulate pedicabs--mayor hesitates
Friday, March 16, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
I have not been able to find out when this documentary will be released or if it will even be available in Australia but it looks like it will document a unique and important aspect of culture that will be too easily forgotten by the modern and developing world.
Friday, March 2, 2007
There may have been some concerns about localized issues or even conflicting views on the presence of pedicabs in what may be already crowded city streets but there is no doubt that this kind of decision is a vote against an environmentally sustainable future! Imagine if they took a totally different approach to pedicabs and transport in general. Many of the issues regarding safety and congestion could be resolved if there were in fact more pedicabs and less cars on the road. Just imagine that!
Check the links:
Pedicab drivers brace for big changes
City council passes passes...
New York Post
City curbs pedicabs...
City council OK's rules for pedicabs...
New York Times
Pedicabs: Menace or Threat?
Cycle rickshaws find some support...
Thursday, March 1, 2007
I still have no great stories to share or news of having acquired my own rickshaw or pedicab as yet. Please check out some of the pedicab news I've collected today.
City Council Member to Argue Against Limiting Pedicabs
What's happening in Utah
City Council Set To Vote on Pedicabs Today...