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26 Rickshaws & People-Powered Transports

Human-Pulled and Powered Vehicles

— November 29, 2010 — Autos
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.
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Extreme Rickshaw Races
Extreme Rickshaw Races
The Rickshaw Challenge Road Race is a Way for Adventurers to See India
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Windmill Pedicabs
Windmill Pedicabs
Driver Creates a Wind-Powered Rickshaw for Easy Pedaling
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DIY Rickshaw Pulling Robots
DIY Rickshaw Pulling Robots
Chinese Farmer Creates Robotic "30 Second Son"
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Automated Infants
Automated Infants
Robot Kid Rickshaw Driver is Cool, Also Creepy
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Hi-Tech Rickshaws
Hi-Tech Rickshaws
Wu YuLu's Hi-Tech Rickshaw is His 32nd Son
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Unmanned Personal Rickshaws
Unmanned Personal Rickshaws
Leg-Controlled Transportation for Seniors
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Electrickshaws
Electrickshaws
The Electric Taxi Car is a Modern Spin on the Eco-Friendly Rickshaw
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Real-Life Flintstone Car
Real-Life Flintstone Car
HumanCar Imagine
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Pocket-Sized Electrocars
Pocket-Sized Electrocars
The Meguru Bamboo Car is Traditional and Futuristic
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Eco Rickshaws
Eco Rickshaws
The Solar Mototaxi Ditches the Two-Stroke Engine and Goes Green
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Mobile Strip Clubs
Mobile Strip Clubs
‘PoleRider' on a Rickshaw
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Speedy Electric Rickshaws
Speedy Electric Rickshaws
The Maybach DRS is an Eco Concept Electric Vehicle
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Eco Computer Totes
Eco Computer Totes
The Rickshaw Zero Messenger Bag
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Human Powered Mini Cooper
Human Powered Mini Cooper
Beijing Olympic Mini Rickshaw
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The Human Powered Bus
The Human Powered Bus
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Energy-Efficient Personal Travel
Energy-Efficient Personal Travel
The GoblinAero No Gas Hog Saves Environment and Your Money
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Crowdpowered Transit
Crowdpowered Transit
Alex Astilean's Speedfit Treadmobile is an Exercise in Innovation
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Human Car
Human Car
a Bicycle Built For Four
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Hammacher Schlemmer Velocipede
Hammacher Schlemmer Velocipede
First Human Powered Vehicle With Carbon Chasis
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Solar Pedal Boat
Solar Pedal Boat
Jonathan Mahieddine's Eco Design
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Urbanized Transport Pods
Urbanized Transport Pods
'Electric Rickshaw' is an Ideal Urban Two-Wheeler
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Human Powered Motorcycles
Human Powered Motorcycles
The Erockit Hybrid Motorbike Uses Kinetic Energy to Charge
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Human-Powered Scooters
Human-Powered Scooters
Xcelerator Hypersonic Red
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Human-Powered Monorails
Human-Powered Monorails
The Shweeb
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Human-Powered Helicopters
Human-Powered Helicopters
AHS International Hosts 6-Second Vertical Flight Contest
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Person-Propelled Transportation
Person-Propelled Transportation
The Hyperbike is the World's Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle
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