Pedicabs have become popular with tourists in our area but their booming music and a relaxed attitude to road safety have annoyed many residents. On September 4, officers from the Proactive Noise Team and Street Management Team, West End Neighbourhood Police Team and Home Office Immigration Enforcement carried out an operation targeting noise and traffic offences committed by pedicabs on Oxford Street and Edgware Road.
Four operators will be reported for noise offences and two pedicab riders were
arrested for obstruction offences and their pedicabs seized. One operator was
reported for immigration offences and another for dangerous driving. I hope that sends a message to the worst offenders. In the meantime, the Mayor wants all of them to be licensed.