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A $442 ride in a pedicab?

Pricey_PedicabsOK, maybe it is a little hokey, but why not take a tour of New York’s Central Park by pedicab? Here’s why not: because some drivers apparently use their own math rules to calculate the fare. That’s how a family of four — two kids sitting on their parents’ laps — got charged $442 for a 12-minute ride through Central Manhattan. It was the most outrageous example of what one councilman called the “predatory, deceptive practices” of some pedicab drivers — and it’s why the city is now looking at cracking down on the drivers. Read the full story here.

Photo credit: Mary Altaffer/Associated Press