Pedicabs, more accurately known as cycle rickshaws date back to about 1880 when they were first invented as a modification to the traditional rickshaw which were pulled by a human on foot. The pedicab is basically a tricycle that allows the driver to pedal and steer from up front while the passengers at the back enjoy the ride.
The pedicabs were introduced to the streets of Singapore in 1929 to compete with the rickshaws and within six years had dominated the market. In a few short years, millions of pedicabs could be seen in every city throughout South-east Asia.
Nowadays, pedicabs have made their way into many western tourist cities due to their fun and convenience as a sightseeing vehicle and are also becoming more popular as an alternative to taxis for short trips as they are economical, environmentally friendly and often quicker through the traffic.
The pedicabs we use are designed for the comfort of passengers and the well-being of the driver, incorporating electric motors that can be engaged to help maintain speed and to climb hills