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Pedicab vs. Taxicab - a New York City race

Have you ever wondered which is faster - a yellow NYC taxi or a tricycle? For those who live in New York City it is a hard question to answer. We all know what the traffic is in Manhattan. Especially during the rush hours taking a cab seems like an impossible undertaking. Not to mention the traffic jams in the City.

Since we specialize in pedicab tours this issue was extremely interesting for us. We want to present this experiment which turned out to be a great commercial for the green tricycle vehicles. Can the power of human beat the power of machines?

The yellow taxi cabs are faster and more powerful but the rickshaws can beat the daytime traffic - they have advantage in midtown traffic in Manhattan. Using pure muscle power vs. the power of machines. Let's put it to a test with an amazing race around Manhattan. The route is:

Times Square - Bloomingdales - Penn Station - Union Square

Go!

It turned out that pedicabs are the more efficient option to go for in the midtown congestions. Not only pedicabs are great for the environment but also provide an efficient way of transportation. Like the pedicab driver said in the video "Another advantage is that people will be a little more connected"

The race results are:

1.The pedicab driver beat the taxi driver by 6 minutes

2.Gasoline used:

taxicab - 1 gallon

pedicab - 0 gallons

3. Carbon dioxide emitted:

taxicab - 20 lbs

pedicab - 0 lbs

Go Green!

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