After numerous unnecessary accidents, a few of which resulted in harsh injuries, Scottsdale officials are finally placing safety regulations on the city's pedicab operators. Considered a nuisance by many Scottsdale locals, hopefully this helps alleviate at least some of their concerns alongside addressing the welfare of riders.
Three months after a crash that seriously injured two tourists, the Scottsdale City Council has approved regulations aimed at making pedicabs safer for both operators and their passengers.
The council unanimously approved the ordinance with several modifications after receiving input from operators and others in the community. The ordinance will go into effect in 30 days, and the Scottsdale Police Department plans to educate operators on the new regulations.
Councilman Bob Littlefield, who asked the council to consider regulating pedicabs, said the ordinance drafted by staff is exactly what he hoped for.