Bicycle taxis come to New York City

June 11, 2006 at 12:00 pm

200606111234New York City is finally getting bicycle rickshaws as an alternative to traditional motorized taxis. Copenhagen has had these for years (Cykel Taxi, Copenhagen Rickshaw) and they’re a great way to see the city.

It would be interesting to see if the wildly successful free city bikes program which was started 11 years ago in Copenhagen, would work in NYC.

“Taking the bikes beyond central city limits releases a hefty fine, but some of the bikes have reportedly been seen as far away as New York City and the French Riviera. One bike even made it on board Air Force One – a special gift from the city to President Clinton when he visited in 1997.” (Source: The Copenhagen Post 4/28/06)

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