Determined to secure proper regulation of Pedicabs across Greater London, Nickie Aiken, Member of Parliament for the Cities of London & Westminster, introduced her Pedicabs (London) Bill to the House of Commons for the second time, after it failed following the end of the Parliamentary term.
The Bill will now go to its Second Reading and you can find out more about the Parliamentary process here
Currently, pedicabs are exempt from the regulations that cover taxi and private hire services. Pedicabs, for example, do not need a licence to operate and are allowed to set their own prices. Pedicabs are also not subject to any official checks on the safety and ability of their drivers nor the road worthiness of vehicles, unlike black cabs and private hire taxis.
Bringing the regulation of pedicabs in line with taxis and private hire vehicles should help resolve complaints that local people have made about pedicabs for several years.
You can still show your support and encourage friends, family and work colleagues to back Nickie's campaign for pedicab regulation, by signing her online petition.