05/10/2013 05:54 pm ET

Proposed Pedicab Ordinance Draws Criticism

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Chicago pedicabs would be capped at 200, required to post fares and potentially banned from congested areas, under a proposed licensing crackdown that, the industry warns, could stifle growth of a popular form of green transportation.

Robert Tipton, owner of 20 pedicabs operating as Chicago Rickshaw, said he has no problem with city regulation of an industry that’s operated unregulated on the streets of Chicago for years.

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