This Instructable will explain how I've built my own pedicab, as well as provide guidance for others who want to build a better one. Total cost was ~$300 + my own labor, and this is close to the equivalent of a model commercially available for $1995.
I currently use my pedicab in Austin, Texas. As of 9/8/08, it's fully licensed by the city of Austin. Woohoo!
Before we get started, let's define pedicab:
-Check out the Wikipedia article
for an overview
-Look at Pedaltek's tow-behind
for a good example of the trailer type I built
-Read the comments on my Make posts describing the experience so far (here
as well as here
) to hear engineering concerns commenters more intelligent than I have raised