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Dhaka: Rickshaw Shadows | by Mikey Leung
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Dhaka: Rickshaw Shadows

It is estimated there are still 700,000 rickshaws in Dhaka, nearly one rickshaw for every person in my home city, Calgary. The vehicle is not an image of poverty, as this image might suggest, but it certainly is an example of poor design. 'Most of the rickshaw's faults stem from the fact that it is a tricycle made out of bicycle components,' wrote Rob Gallagher, in his comprehensive 1992 study entitled The Rickshaws of Bangladesh.

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Taken on November 24, 2006