Carriage owner Alex Mata is seen on his carriage outside Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Mata, who applied for permission to operate some of the new ... more 
Carriage owner Alex Mata is seen on his carriage outside Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Mata, who applied for permission to operate some of the new pedicabs is appealing to the New Orleans City Council, saying the lottery process used to award permits was flawed. The rejected applicant says in his appeal letter to the council that some permit winners used multiple applications and "proxy" applicants to increase their chances of getting a permit. The council first approved the concept of using the pedal-powered rickshaws in September 2010. But legislative and bureaucratic complications followed, delaying the awarding of permits for months. Meanwhile, French Quarter buggy drivers and taxi owners complained about the possibility of new competition. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 4:52 PM EDT