Human-Pulled and Powered Vehicles

By: Katie Cordrey - Published:   Updated: Mar 24 2011
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.