SAN DIEGO–The San Diego City Council last October enacted a new pedicab ordinance to better regulate the pedicab industry and restore the safe, orderly flow of traffic in congested areas. Since that time, and pursuant to the requirements of the ordinance, the City of San Diego began issuing approximately 250 restricted zone decals to pedicab owners and operators. The decals permit pedicabs to conduct business in any of the four restricted zones located throughout the City, the most notable of which includes the downtown area. At this time, the city of San Diego has completed the decal issuing process.
Effective immediately, pedicab owners and operators doing business in any of the four (4) restricted zones will be required to display a restricted zone decal. The decals regulate the number of pedicabs that can operate in restricted zones, and ensure that each cab complies with safety requirements to include lighting, seatbelts, insurance, and identification.
During the next 30 days, pedicab operators violating that portion of the ordinance related to restricted zone decals will receive a written warning in lieu of a citation. After the warning period expires, violators of the Pedicab Ordinance will be subject to a citation.