Proposed “Pedal Pub” Regulations Approved

Relax, boozy cyclists: pedal pubs will survive, but they’ll face a slew of new regulations after last night’s public hearing. A Minneapolis City Council panel approved several new restrictions aimed to cut down on the noise level and general rowdiness produced by the pubs. Due to complaints about public urination, pedal pubs (or, more technically, “commercial pedal cars”) will now be required to start and end tours on private property with restrooms nearby. Among a handful of other rules, they’ll also be prohibited from running tours any later than 10 p.m. or during evening rush hour.

The new regulations will undergo final consideration by the full council next week.