Council Overrides Pedicab Veto

NY1 is reporting that the City Council has voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of its pedicab bill.

The pedicab bill caps the number of cabs at 325 and also adds new
safety and insurance requirements. The mayor vetoed the bill after
meeting with pedicab drivers who were concerned about losing their
jobs.

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