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Pedicab Ordinance (Proposed)


The City Council adopted the Pedicab Ordinance at its April 9 meeting.

It did not accept the Transportation Commission's recommendation to remove the driver's license requirement.

The ordinance goes into effect 30 days after adoption.

Watch the City Council meeting and view the marked agenda.


The City of Scottsdale currently does not have an ordinance specifically regulating pedicabs, a bicycle or tricycle that carries passengers. The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate the operation of pedicabs in Scottsdale; to accommodate another low-emission means of transportation while enhancing the experience of pedicab passengers; to set basic safety standards, operating procedures and insurance requirements; and to promote the general health, safety and welfare of operators and passengers. 

Highlights of the proposed ordinance include:

** Designating where a pedicab can operate
** Outlining insurance requirements 
** Setting pedicab size and condition standards
** Setting standards for lights and reflectors
** Requiring driver licensing standards
** Changing size of required reflector tape


Based on your feedback, we have:

** Eliminated the requirement for operators to wear safety vests
** Removed the requirement for a secondary braking system
** Clarified that operators can use either a flashing or solid front lamp
** Added a section on "Fares"

Proposed Pedicab Ordinance (pdf/27kb/3pp)


  • Email: pedicabfeedback@ScottsdaleAZ.gov
  • Call: Walt Brodzinski, City of Scottsdale, 480-312-7757
  • Write: City of Scottsdale, 7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, ATTN: Walt Brodzinski, Transportation  

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