pedicabs

India’s solar rickshaws

India’s solar rickshaws

(Image via The Delhi Walla) Here’s an interesting take on the traditional pedicab / rickshaw: The Soleckshaw is still in the trial stages, but the solar powered rickshaw has already people talking and contemplating what the technology could do if these vehicles replace the human-powered kind. The Indian prototype by the Center for Science and […]

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My DIY Pedicab Saga: Just The Data

My DIY Pedicab Saga: Just The Data

(My pedicab, pre-foam-addition.) Thanks to everybody who commented on my first post in this series: I’ve got great feedback, including a hilarious put-down from another local pedicabber (“Luke, Death Cab for Cutie called. They want a photo for the next album cover.”) And, appropriately, there’s been a call for data. So here’s what I’ve got: […]

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My DIY Pedicab Saga: DIY Discrimination?

Short version of the story: I may fail at starting a pedicab company because city officials don’t like my DIY version, get nervous, and possibly break the law when you put them on film. Please keep this in mind when trying to get your DIY projects past any bureaucrats! 5-minute video version (visually boring for […]

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New York’s Pedicab Wars

New York’s Pedicab Wars

Image courtesy Trixi As I wrestle to get my home-built pedicab legal for passengers in my fair metropolis of Austin, Texas (more on that in a later post), this article reminds me that I could have it significantly worse. My favorite part: Council Speaker Christine Quinn makes a face. “No way. I would never get […]

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