But that’s just me. The big baddies at the Horse & Carriage Association of NY are trying to keep pedicabs out of city parks. And yes, that includes Central Park.
Scroll to the bottom of this page on the League of Humane Voters of New York City’s website for info on Intro. No. 331, which would not only keep pedicabs out of the park but require them to have $1 million in insurance (sure, that’s logical—not to mention doable—especially when horse-drawn carriages need to have only $300,000 worth).
Above the resolution are two others of interest, Intro. No. 75, which seeks regulation and licensing of pedicabs, and No. 44, which would restrict horse-drawn carriages to Central Park, making the working horses’ lives a little less dreary (while they’re working, at least).
Want your say? Call your City Council member and ask him or her to oppose Intro. 331 (find out who your rep. is by entering your address here or by calling 212-889-0303). For help with what to say, check out LOHV-NY’s talking tips. Then get info on the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and sign the petition to ban hdc in NYC.