Tricycles The Answer To NYC Gridlock?

Pedicabs' provide an environmentally sound -- and fun -- way to navigate the Big Apple.
October 27, 2003, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The three-wheel 'taxis' called pedicabs are certainly enlightening, at least about the city of New York. Over the past few years a small band of courageous tricyclists has taken to the treacherously packed streets to give city dwellers and tourists an environmentally sound, human-powered alternative to New York's gas-guzzling yellow cabs... Pedicabs are exactly what they sound like, foot-powered taxis - or tricycles with a seat over the back wheels. They've been mainstays in parts of the developing world for generations. But in the past few years, as cities like Jakarta in Indonesia have tried to stamp them out as an archaic traffic nuisance, they've begun to flourish in New York, Berlin, and London."

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Published on Monday, October 27, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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