Update: I’m getting more information now; watch for our Talkin’ Transit feature tomorrow with more details.
According to a heads-up from a reader, the Park Police are now arresting and impounding pedicabs that operate on Madison and Jefferson Streets around the National Mall. This policy goes into effect today and will most likely kill a 100% eco-friendly form of transportation in the heart of the tourist district of the city.
The reason Park Police are giving is that the pedicabs are soliciting business on the mall and advertising…but isn’t that what normal cabs and buses in the same area are doing already with sideboards and logos?
Anyone who has more info on this, share, because at a glance this isn’t looking all that kosher.