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Pedicab / rickshaw permit


Pedicab in downtown Calgary
Pedicab in downtown Calgary
Companies operating cycle rickshaws (also known as pedicab or bike taxis) require a pedicab/rickshaw permit to operate within The City of Calgary.


To apply for this permit, the applicant must provide:

  • Proof of insurance in the amount of $ 2 million, naming The City of Calgary as additionally insured.

Additionally, while operating:

  • There must be a slow moving vehicles sign on the pedicab/rickshaw.
  • The driver of the pedicab/rickshaw must wear a safety vest.

How to apply

There are two ways to request a Pedicab / Rickshaw permit application:

  1. Contact 311.
  2. In person at the Roads Traffic Permit Office
    Roads Permit office location map
    2808 Spiller Rd S.E., South Tower, on the main floor, beside the reception desk.

Permit costs

$50 + GST (non-refundable)