Thursday, January 14, 2010

(Hotle 04) VELOTAXI


Velotaxi is a public transportation system that utilizes hybrid electrical bicycles in (mostly) metro areas. It was started in Berlin, Germany in late 90's before it made its way to the Land of the Rising Sun in early 2000's. Obviously, what's cool about this bicycle is that it has the electrical power to assist you when you're pedaling up the hill or you're lucky enough to give couple of Sumo Wrestlers a ride to the Yakiniku (BBQ) joint. What's also cool is that you can control when to activate/deactivate the "electric assisting power" at your finger tip.

As I understand it, you can catch this bicycle taxis at most of the big cities in Japan. The cost is about $3 per first 0.5km for an adult then 50cents per 0.1km thereafter.

I personally have never utilized this system, but I hear if you got the time, it's a nice ride.

Um sir, I asked for Velotaxi. Nice try though.



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24 comments:

  1. thank you very much for this post^^

    They are as funny as ever xD

    and i live in Germany and didn`t even know that these bicycles were made here, even in berlin where i am now watching this episode xD

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  2. I've been out 4 times in this video

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  3. Cool stuff! Should try it when I visit Japan in 2013..hopefully..

    Btw, great subs shibata-dude!

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  4. The best. Thanks!

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  5. Sometimes cutting off the video at exactly 10:00 is frustrating. In this video, it's not good to cut off the song.

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  6. Is it me, or are the dates of each blog inconsistent with real life?

    E.g. Part 4 - January 14 - actually released Jan 17/18 (i'm in Australia so 18 for me)

    But ye, no matter. Good job subbing Shibata. And thanks to Alex aswell! Excited for the next part!

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  7. Cutest bycitaxi!

    Thank you Shibata you legend!!

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  8. Cheers again Pan San, and Alex, wherever you are. I'm getting kinda busy so I can't always comment on each part, but I am watching them, and always appreciate them.

    Great speed too guys. You'll be done in no time. ;)

    Can't wait to find out what the "boss" says/thinks next time.

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  9. Er, uhm, Shibata-san and friends...

    I just wanna ask, is the lady-rookie taxi driver Dewi Sukarno herself ?

    For those who wanna know, she was one of the many concubines/wives of the late President Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia.

    More info about here on wikipedia => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewi_Sukarno

    And an picture with a lengthy profile of her here on Japan Zone => http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/dewi_sukarno.shtml

    Enjoy !

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  10. Thanks everyone.
    To Annonymous, yes she is indeed Dewi Sukarno herself. I should have pointed this out, but was not very familiar about her, so I thank you for providing us with more information.

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  11. Does anyone know the song being played at 8:20-8:29?

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  12. Does anyone know the song being played at 8:20-8:29?

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  13. hi shibatabread,

    just wanted to let u know that this video doesn't load. not sure why! thank u :)

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  14. Please check again?
    I can view video fine.

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  15. Thank you for these tips Tootsie. I'm going to give this an honest try and blog about it.

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  16. Velotaxi is an open transportation framework that uses half and half electrical bikes in (generally) metro regions. It was begun in Berlin, Germany in late 90's before it advanced toward the Land of the Rising Sun in mid 2000's. Clearly, what's cool about this bike is that it has the electrical energy to help you when you're accelerating up the slope or you're sufficiently fortunate to give couple of Sumo Wrestlers a ride to the Yakiniku (BBQ) joint. What's additionally cool is that you can control when to initiate/deactivate the "electric helping power" at the tip of your finger.

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  17. Clearly, what's cool about this bike is that it has the electrical energy to help you when you're accelerating up the slope or you're sufficiently fortunate to give couple of Sumo Wrestlers a ride to the Yakiniku (BBQ) joint.

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  18. Thank you for sharing information article.

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