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Pedicabs: Regulation

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 39774, tabled on 24 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on regulating rickshaws and pedicabs in (a) London and (b) the UK.

Answered on

29 April 2020

Outside London, in England and Wales, pedicabs are treated as taxis for the purposes of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and Part II of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Accordingly, pedicabs may be regulated as taxis under the provisions of the 1847 and 1976 Acts.

The Government is aware of concerns raised about unregulated pedicabs in London and as such, has committed to seek opportunities to introduce legislation that will enable the regulation of pedicabs.

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