LAS VEGAS: Pedicabs to be banned

Nov. 14, 2003. To the delight of local taxicab drivers, Las Vegas is moving to ban human-powered pedicabs. Cabbies cite the pedicabs as a “dangerous nuisance”, a claim I find ironic since I can’t count how many times a taxicab nearly ended my life early when I biked around Vegas last year. And it’s really hard to imagine the threat posed by a vehicle that moves, at most, seven miles per hour. (full article)

By the way, I saw some similarities with Austin while in Vegas that kept me from being homesick, like seeing two black men arrested and in handcuffs for bicycling on the sidewalk.