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.
Implications - Transportation that is both stylish and gives you a workout is something that appeals to people who are both eco-conscious and physically active. I think that getting exercise on the way to and from work is something that many people wish they could do. Exercise is definitely something that many people are lacking and the more ways it becomes available to them the better.
Hammacher Schlemmer Velocipede
Urbanized Transport Pods
The Human Powered Bus
Human-Pulled and Powered Vehicles
Nov 29, 2010 Updated: Mar 24 2011By: Katie Cordrey -