In many parts of the world cities are filled rickshaws of multiple varieties taking passengers from one place to another. Traditionally rickshaws were pulled by young lads trying to earn a buck. But with the advent of the motor scooter, many rickshaws became motorized, with small noisy polluting two-stroke engines providing the motive force. Quieter, cleaner pedal powered units can also be found, usually hacked up from the front half of a bicycle.

The Italians of course do everything that the rest of world does, they just do it with an extra dose of style. These new pedal powered EcoTaxis were recently spotted in Rome, where the basic rickshaw concept has been given a sleek new look.

[Source: TreeHugger]

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