|This is a pretty typical tuk-tuk most likely used to |
taxi people from a bus stop to their
home much more cheaply than a real taxi.
Some of the expats that live here and don't have a car or license drive a tuk-tuk for things close by, which is a motorized three wheeled vehicle. Lots of tuk-tuks are used as cheap taxis, but lots are privately owned and used. I've noticed the expat tuk-tuks are a bit nicer than some of the locals. I often see used tuk-tuks for sale by other expats for anywhere from 3,000RMB-6,000RMB depending on the type and condition which is US$500-$1,000.
Other locals have ebikes to get around which are electric run bikes, for going long distances and not having to pedal. You have to plug the battery into the electric to charge it and then it can go for say 30 minutes without being charged again. I'm sure it varies based on how much you pay for the bike.
|They also seem to park where ever they want.|
|This car is often sitting at Yosemite, a neighborhood|
in the area we live. I can't figure out if they are trying to sell it?
As you can see, none of them have license plates.
There are plenty of ways for people to get around in Beijing, car, taxi, bike, ebike, Subway, public buses and good old walking.
|They drive on the side of the roads with the ebikes and bicycles. |
This one was going SO slow the other day, no way more than 10MPH.
|This is kinda like a pimped out tuk-tuk.|