The cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport; it is also known by a variety of other names such as bike taxi, velotaxi, pedicab, bikecab, cyclo, beca, becak, trisikad, or trishaw or, simply, rickshaw which also refers to auto rickshaws, and the, now uncommon, rickshaws pulled by a person on foot. Cycle rickshaws are human-powered, a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver. They are often used on a for hire basis. Cycle rickshaws are widely used in major cities around the world, but most commonly in cities of South, Southeast and East Asia.
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... As a key part of the urban landscape in many cities, cycle rickshaws have been the subject of films and other artwork, as well as being extensively decorated themselves ... The cycle rickshaw in Dhaka is especially well known as a major medium for Bengali folk art, as plasticine cutouts and handpainted figures adorn many ... Films featuring cycle rickshaws and their drivers include Kickboxer and Sammo Hung's 1989 martial arts film Pedicab Driver, which dealt with a group of pedicab drivers and their problems with romance and ...
... and rider at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore A Cycle rickshaw puller in Chittagong, Bangladesh A becak and its driver wait for a fare in Bandung, Indonesia Taiwanese Prohibitory Sign P9 No Pedicabs Trishaws are ...
... the documentary uncovers the story of disappearing Cycle rickshaw drivers living in abject poverty ... Over time, the city has experienced a gradual but alarming reduction in the number of cycle rickshaws thereby diminishing the chances of living for those who depend on them ... It also takes you through the rickshaw men’s journey of hope on the roads that have fostered them ...
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“Why should I? Someone is bound to do it for me.”
—Anonymous Rickshaw Driver, Bangladesh. Quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, February 4, 1988)
“Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)