Yes we are the backwater of hired transportation. Today's Metro highlights the story of how Chariots of Philly was run out of town by L&I and an unkown entity who complained about the service at Eagle games.
Meanwhile look at today's entries on Google News
A pedicab puts the city up really close (NYC)
Philadelphia Inquirer, Travel Section - Feb 1, 2009
Pedicabs Beat DC Gridlock
CBS News, NY - Jan 19, 2009
Bike Taxi's May Be In Birmingham's Future
Customers on board with pedicab service in Roanoke
WDBJ7.com, VA - Jan 28, 2009
If you haven't before do so now Sign the Petition to bring back pedicabs to Philadelphia.