The Omaha City Council will wait until after the first of the year to decide whether they will ban Pedi-cabs, rickshaws and horse drawn carriages around T-D Ameritrade Ballpark during the College World Series. Omaha police made the request to ban these vehicles because of the congestion and potential accidents they could cause during peak traffic times.
One of the most popular attractions in Omaha’s Old Market area is the horse drawn carriages and company owner Mark Donovan is concerned this ban could create a precedent and further restrictions could follow as to where they could operate. Donovan says the College World Series crowd actually harms his business because the regulars to the Old Market avoid the area during the games because of the visitors. He says fans are not big spenders when it comes to carriage rides as they are in Omaha for the games.
He is hoping that if the City Council bans rickshaws and Pedi-cabs his business will be exempt. The Council will make a decision after the first of the year.