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RICKSHAWS AND LONDON'S STATUS AS A WORLD CLASS CITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 583: tabled on 13 July 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with dismay the increasing number of pedicabs or rickshaws on the streets of London; believes that passengers in pedicabs risk serious injury, since the construction and maintenance standards of pedicabs are unchecked and unregulated, and their riders often inexperienced about London's streets and traffic; further notes that pedicab fares are unregulated and are up to five times more than London taxi prices; records its concern, in light of the recent conviction of a pedicab rider for rape of a passenger, that pedicab riders are not subject to vetting, unlike taxi drivers; and believes that, far from being a colourful addition to the streetscape in our capital, pedicabs are a dangerous and expensive transport mode unneeded in a world class city.