Save the pedicabs!

Pedicab driver Elizabeth Wong has launched a fund-raising campaign to stay in business.


Elizabeth Wong always decorates her pedicabs


Wong created an indiegogo account with the goal of raising $2,000. That’s the amount the city requires her to pay for liability insurance of two pedicabs.

If she raises $1,000, she’ll keep one cab running.

Another approach is for the city to lower the liability requirements. The steep requirement is reminiscent of the bad old days of the city’s paranoid risk management department. They all but snuffed out the concert scene by preposterously requiring every vendor — the t-shirt vendor, the hot dog vendor — to have $1 million in insurance.

Come on, city of Stockton, are you business-friendly? Or is it all just talk?

Good luck, Elizabeth.

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