NYC Bike-Taxi Proposals Include Insurance Requirements

New York City bicycle taxi regulations could be signed into law in August.

Industry advocates and Councilman Leroy Comrie are pushing for tougher safety measures. They want drug testing for pedicab operators and an added layer of verification of their licenses.

But Comrie _ who heads the council’s Consumer Affairs Committee _ says he would still support the bill without those measures.

The current proposal would require the three-wheeled vehicles to be licensed, have insurance and provide seatbelts for passengers.