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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Touristic Transport in Barcelona: Trixis or Taxi Bikes

Touristic Transport in Barcelona: Trixis or Taxi Bikes


Modern cities are collapsed with heavy traffic and Barcelona is no exception. A wonderful alternative, at least for tourists, is the use of Trixis or Taxi-Bikes.

Don´t worry someone will do the pedaling for you. No need to feel sorrow for the driver because the bike has an electrical engine to go uphill or counteract heavy loads like a sumo fighter, Ronaldo or Mike Tyson.

This day I was standing on the corner of Passeig de Gracia and Consell de Cent, getting ready to take a picture of Casa Rocamora, for my Catalan Modernisme collection, when the pedicab suddenly passed me by so soon that I was just able to catch half of it.

If you want to know about routes, fares or timetables check Movilidad ECO CITY

See Picture of Barcelona Trixi or Taxi Bike on a Google Earth Map.

13 comments:

  1. Look's like fun, we don't have those in Melbourne.

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  2. Thanks for comment John.

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  3. Wow that looks a very modern version of this

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  4. Your right Anne, pretty modern but same functionality. I am glad that you had a similar post and could share it with me.

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  5. very cool...if they allow this on the streets I would definitely get one ;-)

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  6. The 21st century rickshaw! How cute! We need those in Alexandria.

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  7. haed work taxi bike driver!
    Lo devo dire alla mia squadra ciclistica

    www.teamfidibc.com

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  8. really cool..i think i saw in NYC once...but they kinda big...will make a lot traffic here:-P great capture:-)

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  9. Me encanta! Espero que los traigan a Madrid, pero el tráfico aquí es demasiado horrible.

    I love it! Hope they bring them to Madrid, but traffic here is too ghastly.

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  10. That's such a cool idea! The name is really original... I've never heard of Trixis before. Thanks for sharing this!

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  11. so cool! although if that thing was to travel around Jakarta's streets, the people inside will cough all the way home due to the awful polution :) nice shot!

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  12. Great Photograph Carlos, and hello to you. Thanks for stopping by.

    I love the colour and composition of your images - just great.

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  13. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Hi to all,

    my name is Gerald, the owner of Trixi. Thank you for sharing this great photo on the web! Next time in Barcelona? Just take a trixi - you will love it :-)

    At our web www.trixi.com, available in 4 languages, you can find a lot of fotos.

    The manufacturer is www.veloform.com.
    For everybody interested in pedicabs / rickshaws: We run also the www.rickshawforum.com - a good starting point for everybody interested in urban mobility! Just have a look.

    All the best from the sunny side of Europe.

    Gerald
    www.trixi.com

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