A City of Chicago ordinance that licenses and regulates the Pedicab Industry went into effect on June 7, 2014.  
A pedicab is a human pedal-powered public passenger vehicle used to transport passengers for hire. A pedicab chauffeur is the person that drives or peddles and controls the direction and steering of the pedicab.  
The Pedicabs Ordinance is Chapter 9-110 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.

  • The Pedicabs Ordinance created two new licenses:   pedicab license and pedicab chauffeur license.
  • Each pedicab vehicle operating in the City of Chicago must be licensed.  
  • A pedicab license is obtained by the owner of the pedicab vehicle and authorizes the pedicab vehicle to operate in the City of Chicago.  

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