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New Braunfels City Council Passes First Pedicab Vote

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According to a city ordinance read into the record Monday night, three-wheeled pedicabs would be allowed to take pedestrians around downtown area.

New Braunfels Mayor Gale Pospisil said there are already business people hoping to start running pedicabs as soon as possible.

"I think it will just be a nice added amenity and particularly since it does cover the historic downtown area where we have a lot of historic buildings and things. I think it will certainly be a nice attraction," Pospisil said.

Pospisil said the council will take a second vote on the ordinance at its next meeting.

There will be a permitting process, and vendors will have to disclose their pricing structure to get a permit.

A check of a San Antonio pedicab operator found prices running $2 a block or $1 a minute for a historic tour.