Gallery: Stylish Bamboo Taxis Hit the Streets of the Phillipines


In the search for a low-cost, fuel-efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly alternative to motorcycles, the mayor of a city in the Philippines recently rolled out two incredible taxis crafted from one of our favorite renewable materials – bamboo! Rustico Balderian, mayor of Tabontabon, has commissioned the construction of two taxis made from 90% bamboo that are powered by coconut biodiesel – take that steel-based cars!

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  1. Bruce Curran April 1, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I live in Manila and am looking forward to seeing these around – they use bamboo bicycles now for touring in Intramuros and I, as an author, want to sell my books at airports from 3 foot high bamboo \\\’rocket ships\\\’ with a bamboo Tarsier on top wearing glasses and reading 1 of my 10 books about the Philippines … I am trying to make contact with some group who could build these for me …I hope someone
    can give me some contact details?

  2. Jagadeesh A July 23, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Excellent design. More nature friendly. I was in Philippines couple of times. Philippinos are quite innovative.

    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

  3. dsl September 26, 2009 at 12:27 am

    tHAT’S pINOY. I am proud to be one.

  4. dsl September 26, 2009 at 12:26 am


  5. dsl September 26, 2009 at 12:25 am

    That’s PINOY! I’m so proud of the inventor.

  6. robertgf615 September 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Gee!! now I called this one genius way of going green.

  7. Jumpus July 11, 2009 at 5:41 am

    They look like the belong at Burning Man.

  8. Rickbischoff July 8, 2009 at 9:40 am

    …now thats thinking
    in the right direction,

  9. shandells July 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I want one of these. When are they coming to the States.

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