Jenna Flanagan has been an Associate Producer and contributing reporter for WNYC's All Things Considered, local news since 2006. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years as a general assignment reporter for the WBGO news department and won a Garden State Association of Black Journalists award.
Law Suspension Aids Pedicab Drivers
Thursday, September 20, 2007
New York, NY –
The city's roughly 600 pedicab drivers can still pedal their fares around town. The city has decided to suspend the implementation of new regulations that drivers insisted would cripple their business. WNYC's Jenna Flanagan has more.
The new regulations, which were set to go into effect today, would have capped the number of pedicabs at 325 and restricted where they could go and when. But yesterday’s suspension came on the heels of a lawsuit filed by the Pedicab Owners' Association.
The suit alleges the Department of Consumer Affairs unfairly distributed licenses to applicants. The group says preference was supposed to be given to applicants who owned already owned pedicabs. A spokesperson for the law department says Consumer Affairs was following the rules and the law suit is without merit. The suspension will hold until a New York County Supreme Court Justice can have full hearing. For WNYC, I'm Jenna Flanagan.