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16.40.500 Pedicab and Quadricycle Services Permits Required.

The operation of a Pedicab or Quadricycle Company is a privilege and not a right. For Pedicab or Quadricycle services to be provided in the City of Portland, the Pedicab or Quadricycle Company shall be required to obtain a permit. The Bureau shall certify that all affiliated Pedicab Vehicles and Pedicab and Quadricycle Company Drivers have met all certification and operating requirements.

A.  No permit issued pursuant to this chapter is required of a person who is operating a Pedicab or Quadricycle as an entry in a parade or otherwise permitted special event, where the Pedicab or Quadricycle entry is specifically noted and approved in said special event permit, and where the Pedicab or Quadricycle rides are not being offered on-demand or by reservation to members of the general public. In the case a Pedicab or Quadricycle is being used during a special event, the City shall be provided with the following:

1.  Copy of the event and or parade permit, and

2.  A description defining the role of the Pedicab or Quadricycle during the parade.

3.  Failure to comply with this Subsection A. shall be a Class C violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.

B.  Pedicab and Quadricycle Company Permit Requirements. No person or entity shall conduct business as a Pedicab or Quadricycle Company in the City of Portland without a valid, current permit issued by the City under Chapter 16.40. Failure to comply with this Subsection B. shall be a Class A violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.

C.  Pedicab and Quadricycle Driver Certification Requirements. No person or entity shall conduct business as a Pedicab or Quadricycle Driver in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being authorized to provide Pedicab or Quadricycle Services on behalf of an affiliated Pedicab and Quadricycle Company. Drivers not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as Pedicab or Quadricycle Driver and will not be allowed to operate as a Pedicab or Quadricycle Driver. Failure to comply with this Subsection C. shall be a Class B violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.

D.  Pedicab and Quadricycle Vehicle Certification Requirements. No vehicle shall be allowed to conduct business as a Pedicab or Quadricycle Vehicle in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being used to provide Pedicab or Quadricycle services by an affiliated Pedicab or Quadricycle Company. Vehicles not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as Pedicab and Quadricycle Vehicle and will not be allowed to operate as a Pedicab Vehicle. Failure to comply with this Subsection D. shall be a Class B violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.