Pedicabs are everywhere. The drivers sit on corners, begging you to hop on instead of getting in a cab (which is often difficult to hail during peak hours). What many don’t know, is that unlike cab drivers, these drivers create their own rates.
In miniscule print on the rate card, driver Savas Avici posted a $100 minimum for all trips. The New York Post explained that tourist Brenda Rodriguez and her husband paid $442.54 for a twelve minute ride that spanned just a few blocks. The driver even had the nerve to ask for a tip!
Is this even legal? All we have to say is when in doubt, take a cab. Or walk.