What is a rickshaw?
The meaning of 'rickshaw', according to the Van Dale dictionary, is: light two-wheeled cart for transporting people or goods, pulled by one person walking or cycling. Rickshaws made their appearance in southern Asia at the end of the 19th century. The advantage of the rickshaw at that time was that one person could be transported by one attendant, instead of two or four in the case of a palanquin.
Currently, rickshaws are mainly used as cabs in Asia. Also in other countries, bicycle rickshaws are being used. An example is the Van Raam Chat transport bike. This bicycle is mainly used for bicycle trips with elderly people who are no longer able to cycle independently.