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Bike taxi - the alternative city transport


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Artist's Description

This is Amsterdam / Amsterdam street photography
photojournalism – documentary

This photo: The guys of the bike taxi, having a chat while waiting for the next customers
Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved

For further description and technical info, please scroll down.

Background info:
Bike taxis are a new kind of urban gondola and the perfect way to get around Amsterdam. No air pollution. No noise, apart from the odd squeak and the occasional bell ring. No hassle. Bike taxis are three-wheeled post-modern style rickshaws with open windows and fluorescent sides that carry up to two passengers. Originally a German design, they are pedal-powered and come with two small batteries to enable the driver to steer over Amsterdam’s infamous bridges or to carry extra heavy passengers.
For years, bike taxis have graced the roads of other major European cities like Zurich, Berlin and London. The Netherlands naturally seemed like the next city to test out these super cool taxis, a cheaper alternative to the overcharged conventional taxis. Since April 2003, locals and tourists have been able to hitch a ride in one of the 11 bike taxis dotted around Damrak, Leidseplein and near Dam Square.
(source: www.amsterdam.info )

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/180 sec, f. 5,6 mm
focal length 20 mm , ISO 200
Date: May 2010

Features and top10 placements
Featured in Capital cities of the world (June 17, 2010)
Featured in The world (Oct. 12, 2011)
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