By law, pedicab drivers must use a timer to determine the price per minute per ride.

Timers must:

  • Comply with the current version of Handbook 44 and Special Publication 960-12 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Be inspected and sealed by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

You cannot use a cell phone as a timer.

You can schedule the inspection of a timer that is not sealed yet with DCWP. DCWP will confirm the day and time of your inspection and will place a current official seal on timers that pass inspection.

The fee is $10 per timer inspection.


Get information for pedicab businesses and drivers.

Schedule the inspection of a timer by emailing

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

By law, pedicab drivers must:

  • Post a sign on both exterior sides of pedicab with the price per minute per ride and additional information.
  • Post a sign on rear of bicycle seat with the price per minute per ride.
  • Distribute to all passengers a Pedicab Information Card, which includes important information and serves as a receipt.

Get sign templates for pedicabs and the Pedicab Information Card.

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