Wednesday, June 3, 2009
What is BAXI?
BAXI or "bicycle taxi" is the kiwi version of "beca" (Malay) or "tuk-tuk" (Thai) - an eco-friendly pedicab.
BAXIs are actually large tricycles professionally built by certified engineers. The pilots sit in front of 2 passengers.
BAXIs also come equipped safety features such as screwed on arm rests, wheel guards, rear disc brakes, front and rear lights, turning indicators, rear view mirrors and even cheerful sounding bells!
At $5 per ride from mid Queen St to lower Queen St, it is perhaps a bit pricey. But I'm sure it'll be a fun experience :)