Oxford Considering Pedicabs

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider changing the city’s taxi law to allow for at least two new pedicab companies to provide service around downtown Oxford.

The proposed change to the ordinance had a first reading at Tuesday’s board meeting. If approved, the law would allow pedicabs to operate in Oxford on streets where the speed limit is less than 40 miles per hour. The pedicab operators would have to follow the same traffic laws as bicycles and all other vehicles on the road.

A pedicab, also known as a cycle rickshaw, transports passengers in a carriage-styled seat that is hooked up to a bicycle.

Attorneys from two pedicab companies, Rebel Pedal and Rebel Rickshaw, thanked the aldermen and city officials for considering the ordinance change.



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