bamboo taxi

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These bamboo taxis are so cool! They were commissioned by the mayor of Tabontabon, a town of about 10,000 people in Leyte Province, Philippines. The main method of transportation there is motorcycles, with sometimes up to 6 people crowding onto one bike. Though this method of travel is cheap, it is very dangerous, and not very environmentally friendly either! The new bamboo taxis are made 90% of bamboo, are as cheap as motorcycles, and run completely on bio-diesel. One gallon can make the cars run for 8 hours! Such a cool idea!
Via Inhabitat and The Best Part.

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Shelley -July 16, 2009, 2:00PM

Wow! Those are really cool! Very pretty!

keren keziah -July 18, 2009, 10:47AM

I visit your blog daily, and i always look forward to each entry everyday to inspire me! I am certainly suprized to find this cool post about the bamboo taxi, since i live here in the Philippines, yet i have no idea we have it here! :D anyhoo, thank you guys for this blog and never get tired inspiring us!

Gladys Bolden -January 4, 2011, 7:31PM

Rupert is the best =D

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