The word "rickshaw" is from the Japanese word "jinrikisha," which means "human-powered vehicle." In the past, rickshaws were transportation for the wealthy, but that has changed. Nowadays, cycle-rickshaws, pedicabs and mini-cars called "auto-rickshaws" have replaced the human-pulled vehicles.
An innovative variety of modern rickshaws and other human-powered people transports can be seen in this collection.
Hammacher Schlemmer Velocipede
Urbanized Transport Pods
The Human Powered Bus
Human-Pulled and Powered Vehicles
By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Nov 29, 2010 Updated: Mar 24 2011