Pedicab

Pedicab

PED-uh-kab

Noun

Pedicab is a bicycle with a sidecar for passengers.

Example usage: 'I'm taking a pedicab to work today.'

Most used in: Urban areas with high population density.

Most used by: Commuting cyclists, tourists, and delivery people.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Rickshaw, Cycle-Rickshaw, Pedal-Rickshaw, Trishaw,

What is a Pedicab?

Pedicab is a transportation method that uses a tricycle-style vehicle to transport passengers. The vehicle is powered by a driver pedaling the vehicle, and it typically carries one or two passengers at a time. Pedicab drivers are often independent contractors and can be found in many major cities around the world.

Pedicab is an eco-friendly way to get around, as it does not require any fuel. It is also a great way to explore a city, as the driver can take passengers off the beaten path and show them the sights. Pedicab drivers often offer sightseeing tours, as well as rides from one place to another.

In the United States, pedicab drivers must be licensed and insured. In some cities, pedicab drivers are required to wear a helmet and follow all traffic laws. The cost of a ride in a pedicab is typically higher than a ride in a taxi or Uber, but it is often worth it for the unique experience.

According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), there are over 10,000 pedicabs in the United States and they provide over 18 million trips each year. This is a small but growing segment of the transportation market and it is estimated that pedicabs provide over $500 million in economic activity annually.

Pedicab is a great way to get around and experience a city in a unique way. If you're looking for an eco-friendly and fun way to explore, consider taking a ride in a pedicab.

The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Pedicab'

The cycling term 'pedicab' is believed to have originated in Japan in the late 19th century. The Japanese word for 'pedicab' is 'jinrikisha' which literally translates to 'human-powered vehicle'.

In the early 20th century, the term was used by the British to refer to the rickshaws that were used in India. The term was then adopted by the Americans to refer to the three-wheeled cycle rickshaws that were used in the United States.

Today, the term 'pedicab' is used internationally to refer to the three-wheeled vehicle that is powered by a rider pedaling. The vehicle is often used to transport passengers and goods in congested areas.

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