News Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 – 2:30pm
JOIN THE PEDICAB RIDE TO RALLY AT CITY HALL!
Tuesday Feb. 13th, 11am Meet at 49 E Houston to get a free ride in a pedicab or join the ride on your own wheels!
Noon-2pm Pedicab Rally and Press conference, steps of City Hall. Free pedicab rides from the rally!
Pedicabs, their drivers and supporters will meet at City Hall to present the issues related to the proposed legislation on pedicabs throughout the city. Time’s Up! and its volunteers helped start the pedicab business in New York City. Over the last decade it has successfully grown to almost 500 cabs.
Join with us to tell the city that we support the Pedicabs and say:
NO CAPS- NO BANS-SAVE THE PEDICABS!
Photo: Olga Mazurkiewicz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2007
Contacts: Bill DiPaola – 917.577.5621
George Bliss – 212.965.9334
CYCLISTS RIDE WITH PEDICABS TO RALLY AT CITY HALL
Time’s Up! Joins Pedicabs in Opposition to Proposed City Council Regulations Limiting Non-Polluting Transportation
Tuesday February 13, 2007
11:00am Pedicab Ride Leaves from 49 East Houston to City Hall
Free Pedicab Rides to the Rally Will be Offered to all Press
12:00noon-2:00pm Rally and Press Conference, City Hall Steps
Free Pedicab Rides from the Rally will be Offered to all Attendees
The City Council Consumer Affairs Committee is set to vote on regulations that would put a very low cap on the total number of pedicabs in the City and ban certain types of pedicabs from City streets. Time’s Up! joins the Pedicab Owner’s Association against these unreasonable regulations to say:
NO CAPS – NO BANS – SAVE THE PEDICABS!
“Time’s Up! and its volunteers helped start the Pedicab business in New York City; over the last decade it has successfully grown to over 500 cabs. This non-polluting transportation needs to be respected and encouraged by the City and not discouraged with laws that would hinder its growth.” said Time’s Up! Director, Bill DiPaola
Time’s Up! volunteers will rally among diverse Pedicab supporters which include elected officials, alternative transportation advocates, environmental activists and consumers of this popular new form of NYC transportation. For more information, visit the Pedicab Owners Association at http://www.nycpoa.org and http://www.pedicabnews.com.
TIME’S UP! is a non-profit environmental group that has been using educational outreach and direct action for the last 20 years to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city. For more info see: www.times-up.org