Tuesday, March 20, 2007

NYC Pedicab reprive

There's a bunch of stuff on the www. about the recent change of heart by the Mayor of New York, who decided he needed more time to consider the consequences of proposed legislation to cap the number of Pedicabs on NY city streets.
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:

NY 1
Bloomberg Puts Brakes On Pedicab Bill

New York Post

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

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