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City of Scottsdale to Regulate Popular Nightlife Pedicabs

If that skinny pedicab driver giving you a lift to some trendy Old Town gin joint this weekend seems bummed out, it's only because he'll soon have to conform to a new ordinance passed by Scottsdale's city government earlier this week.

And you might wanna consider giving him an extra big tip after you're dropped off, because it's possible that he could be out of a job in less than a month unless he's got a valid driver's license, has liability insurance coverage, and meets other requirements under the new law.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.