Pedicabbing In Austin
Suggested Pedicab Enforcement Agreement
The current enforcement agreement with the APD is woefully unsuited to the increased amount of pedicabs on the streets of Austin. In the interest of having a single set of outlines that both APD and pedicab shop owners can agree on and enforce unilaterally we formerly request a modification of the enforcement agreement with the following considerations:
1. Waiting Areas: Pedicabs shall be allowed to wait anywhere within the Austin City limits, so long as we pedicabs wait in a manner that complies with city code sections 12-2-13 and 12-2-15 as well as state transportation code section 545.302. This shall explicitly include in between cars in parking spaces, adjacent to crosswalks, on sidewalks, and behind barricaded areas open to pedestrians but not to cars.
2. Sidewalks: Travel on sidewalks is permitted, so long as travel occurs in compliance with sections 12-2-13 and 12-2-15 as well as state transportation code section 545.302.
3. One-way streets near closures: when a road is closed to vehicular traffic, pedicabs shall be permitted to travel in both directions on perpendicular roads for a 2-block radius in each direction. Example: when 6th st. is closed to cars, pedicabs are allowed to travel both North and South on San Jacinto between 5th and 6th St.s.
4. Specifically-designated pedicab waiting areas:
1. 2nd & Guadalupe
2. 4th & Colorado
3. 5th & Congress
4. 6th & Brazos
5. 6th & San Jacinto
6. 5th & Neches
7. 6th & Neches
8. Congress & Cesar Chavez
9. 6th & Rio Grande
10. 6th & West Ave
11. 6th & San Antonio
12. 6th & Nueces
13. 4th & Trinity
14. 6th & Red River
The old agreement can be viewed here.
Please email Tom Wald at email@example.com if you have any productive input, or if you just want to thank him for all his help for the pedicab community.