Pedicabs or rickshaws, another enterprise focused on the Central Park environs and down into the Times Square area, are a very expensive but unique way to get around. Prices are all over the place, the photo above shows $1.75 to $3.00 range per minute, but $5 and up a minute are not unheard of. Rickshaws cater predominantly to tourists, but you will sometimes see a businessman or woman alight in a desperate attempt to weave through an impossible traffic situation.
Pedicabs do need to be licensed, and there’s an annual lottery for license plates. Operators of multiple pedicabs must have insurance (minimum insurance coverage amount is $2 million for injury or death, and $1 million for destruction of property). For single pedi-cab operators, you have to have a drivers license, be at least 18 years of age, and in a very specific requirement, you have to prove you don’t owe child support.