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Scottsdale meeting set to discuss new pedicab rules

PHOENIX — The Scottsdale Transportation Commission will meet with the City Council Thursday night, to offer new rules for pedicabs.

were first proposed after a crash in January, when police said a >b>drunk driver hit a pedicab carrying two Kansas State football fans,who were in town for the Fiesta Bowl.

“We want to make sure that we provide a safe environment for them as they operate on the public streets,” said Walt Brodzinski, Scottsdale’s right of way manager.

City officials want to require pedicabs to have headlights, tail lights and reflectors, among other safety regulations. “Limiting them to the lower-speed streets that are posted 35 miles an hour or less,” Brodzinski said.

“They are allowed to operate on streets that are more than 35 as long as there’s a bike lane and they operate within the bike lane.”

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Scottsdale Police and Fire headquarters.

A vote on the new regulations is scheduled for April 9.