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Pedicab / rickshaw permit

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 - Temporarily closed, please contact 311

    Roads Permit office location map
    Manchester Building U, 677 25 Avenue S.E.


Pedicab in downtown Calgary

Permit costs

$52.10 + GST (non-refundable)