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becaks (cycle rickshaws)

People riding cycle rickshaws in Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

In Indonesian, rickshaws are called "becaks".­

cycle rickshaws
September 4, 2011
Jalan Rotowijayan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Photos of cycle rickshaws and Freight Tricycles (mostly from India and Vietnam).­

I have also included photos of heavily loaded bicycles.­

Cycle rickshaws are human-powered tricycles mostly used as taxi or to transport freight around cities in asia.­

I have seen some loaded with maybe a ton of goods.­ Rickshaw drivers have legs of steel and they work very hard for little pay.­ They deserve much respect.­

This is the most efficient freight transportation as far as carbon footprint and green gas emissions goes.­

For more information about Cycle Rickshaws, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Cycle_­rickshaw

Jogja (Indonesia) 102 photos

Photos taken in Yogyakarta, commonly known as Jogja (Indonesia)

Most public transportation in the center of the city is done with cycle rickshaws and horse carriages.­ Locals seem to be very attached to those traditional (and environment friendly) modes of transportation.­

Private transportation is mostly by motorcycle, like in the rest of Indonesia.­ There is no legal limit to the number of passengers per motorbike, but you rarely see more than 5 people on a bike.­

Jogja was the starting point of my 2-month motorcycle trip around Indonesia (Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores Islands).­ This is here that I rented a motorcycle (a Honda Supra 125cc semi-auto for $65 a month).­ But before hitting the road, I spent a week in Jogja, a lively city that has a very unique atmosphere and a lot of traditions.­

For more information about this city, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Yogyakarta

Indonesia 266 photos

Photos taken in Indonesia.­

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