commonly used in pakistan and india as a means of public transport... cheaper than a taxi ... three wheeler ... carries no more than 3 passengers ... has an engine so runs at a decent speed. very noisy ... very bumpy rides .. but does the job.
other forms are usually for tourists and are 3 wheeler bicycles.
They are a major tourist trap along the main beach front street in Durban South Africa. It is a two wheeled cart, pul led along, not by a horse, nor bycicle drive. They are pulled along by a Zulu warrior in full battle dress, prancing, dancing, leaping down the mile stretch. For a monetry reward, photos a little extra is required.
A rickshaw is a light two-wheeled carriage for two passengers, drawn by a man running in front between shafts. The jinrikisha, to give it its full name, is of Japanese origin. It is used in Japan, other countries of the East, and South Africa, where it does much of the work done by taxis here.