Pedicabs in China

Not only are bicycles ubiquitous in China but also pedicabs. They compete for the streets with other modes of transport – and can be annoying when they cause and contribute to the traffic during rush hours.

Pedicabs have many uses for many people. They are practical to use for every task that involves heavy loads and distances. Many locals love it because they are also a cheaper alternative to taking taxis and hiring moving companies. I used it myself when I transported all my stuff from one flat to another in five return trips— a total of a thousand meters. Moving had never been fast and easy riding on and maneuvering a pedicab. Though my ex-neighbor really never wanted me to pay for using/borrowing his pedicab, I insisted. I handed him 20 yuan but he returned half of it. My heart was glad and happy. I got a 50% discount! 😀

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A pedicab is a small feet-operated cab with three wheels that is common in some countries in Asia.

Pedicabs in China.
Pedicabs in China.

It is also called a trishaw.

Pedicabs in China.
Pedicabs in China.

It is used as a taxi, transporting passengers feeling like royals.

Pedicabs in China.
Rickshaws in China.

Or as a throne of a king who watches people go by as a habit.

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Pedicabs in China.

It is a stool to read fine literature.

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A porch sans a glass of wine or sunset.

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It is a garbage truck anytime of the day.

Bicycles in China

Any garbage – recyclable or non-recyclable. 

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It is a delivery van for bread, cakes and other sweets.

Bicycles in Beijing China

Man, it can be a water delivery transport.

Bicycles in Beijing China

Watch out! It delivers gas, too!

Bicycles in Beijing China

It collects leftovers from restaurants across the city.

Bicycles in Beijing

Sometimes, it is a couple’s precious private car.

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It is a go-cart for a case of beer.

Bicycles in Beijing

In the evening, it is a mobile food stall to cater hungry stomachs.

Bicycles in Beijing
Bicycles in Beijing

It is a street cleaner’s trash bin.

Bicycles in Beijing
Pedicabs in China.

Garage sale? No problem. It can go anywhere.

Bicycles in Beijing
Pedicabs in China.

And most of all, it can be a garden, too!

Bicycles in Beijing
Pedicabs in China.

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