Japan Taxi?

Posted on 19. Jul, 2007 by in General, Technology

Japan Taxi

I don’t know what is the purpose of this type of transportation, but the outlook is cute and cool! It looks like those taxi in Thailand, the 3 wheel vehicles. I don’t even know what is this vehicle called in Japan, can anyone please tell me? Thank you.

*Update*
Thanks Jess for the informative answer.
Please visit Velotaxi for more information about this.

Japan Taxi

Japan Taxi

Japan Taxi

Japan Taxi

Japan Taxi

4 Responses to “Japan Taxi?”

  1. SuMtOnE 19 July 2007 at 5:16 pm #

    i wonder how long will it take to get to POINT A to POINT B…. this looks more like a tourist attraction that wants to look at some scenery from Japan…

  2. Charles 21 July 2007 at 8:02 am #

    Hello,

    I leave a reply on this post but it’s another one I want to talk about. I’d like to get in touch wuth the author of the photo you posted on “from the egg to the chick”. They are beautiful and I’d like to know more about the copyrights.
    Thank you in advance … Alicia ?

    Charles

  3. Jess 26 July 2007 at 10:35 am #

    Not really japanese. It’s european or more precisely german and they are here around for over a decade – It’s was the revival of the riksha by some ecological minded as this is one of the most ecological way to get around. They are seen all over in every bigger town here of Germany and especially in Berlin you have to be careful to not be overrun by one of the gazillions of these rikshas who are everywhere and normally by notoriously chaotic cyclists (OK, semi chaotic as it’s the job for the ones who are not recklessly enough for being bike messenger – it’s the bike messenger kindergarten )

    The company website is:
    http://www.velotaxi.de

    PS: As an answer to the comment of SuMtOnE: Yes it’s mostly a tourist attraction but they are nearly as fast as traditional taxis (at least in the inner city) as they can take shortcuts as using one-way streets the wrong way, crossing pedestrian zones and they can bypass nearly any traffic jams as any city in germany has a more or less excessive net of bikeways throughout the city.

  4. Alicia 26 July 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    Thanks for the info, Jess! I’ve been searching around, asking around, no one can knows about it.

    I figure it’s the best to post it up to get answer.

    Thank you again.


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