Local and state officials have gone back and forth about which level of government must change regulations to allow electric-assisted pedicabs. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is moving forward with state-level changes aimed at bringing pedicab businesses back to San Ysidro.
By: Maya Srikrishnan
As city leaders have considered various regulations on pedicabs over the years, they’ve focused almost exclusively on the Gaslamp Quarter and other areas near downtown where people who’ve been drinking might want a ride to a nearby bar, club or restaurant. Rarely – if ever – have those discussions included San Ysidro, the community next to the border that is not much of a destination for bar-hopping.
Yet Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who represents San Ysidro in the state Legislature, is aiming to bring back what had been a burgeoning pedicab industry back to the community.