Ecological Taxi – Velotaxi in Yokohama
Recently I see more and more of these colorful bicycle taxis around Tokyo and Yokohama. I caught these two at Akarenga Soko (the Red Brick Warehouse) in Yokohama’s Minatomirai district, waiting for customers. In Tokyo they are most common around the Omotesando, Harajuku area. Colorful, fun, fast and with a very small ecological footprint. What is not to like about them?
In Tokyo and Yokohama the cheapest normal taxi (the diesel version) is 710 yen for the shortest trips. These velotaxis are much cheaper than that and large enough to seat two persons!