Consider the implications for bicycle seatrest design when this is one of the potential uses to be considered. This woman uses her bicycle to add value to an otherwise "restricted-use" public space: the bars between seats preventing one from laying down and demarcating the space allocated to each chair occupant are trumped, and ultimately, a nap is sucessfully had.
In Bago, a motorcycle's front end and an automobile's handbrake are repurposed as they are fit onto a bicycle's drivetrain, forming this souped-up cargo cart.
Spotted by the intrepid and keen-eyed Daniel Gelfer, this bicycle sports a resource-constrained take on the traditional children's seat. Once again, the ubiquitous small plastic chair proves its great versatility when it is paired up with the comparably ubiquitous plastic string. Let's just hope the kid isn't too heavy.
A section of the stalk from a bunch of bananas forms a critical part of the stand for this mobile balloon seller hawking his wares near 19th Street in downtown Yangon.
Some of Seville's public bicycles have been charitably modified/upgraded to better suit particular carrying purposes, in turn affecting the desirability of these particular bikes as compared to the unmodified bikes depending upon the nature of your cargo.
The bicycle was spotted in a back alley of Yangon's university district. The cargo-motorbike was parked outside my favorite teashop in Sagaing.
This unpretentious bicycle bell was on a cycle rickshaw in a village outside Yangon. Though basic, the bell's promises to the customer about its appearance and performance are built into the very product itself - a refreshingly simple and immutable covenant between the product and the user.
A trio of traffic-light colored clothing hooks are repurposed into an integral part of this minimalist Buddha alter in this cycle-rickshaw rest stop. Used to hang jasmine, it is understood that the first rickshaw pilot of the day to nab a fare buys the flowers, bringing merit (and hopefully customers) to all the other cycle-rickshaws in the booth.
Usually forced from congregating around high-traffic areas due to objections over their craft clogging up the works, rickshaw rest stops are important for the city-traversing rickshaw pilots, whether they seek shelter from the rain, something cool to drink, or simply some conversation and familiar faces. Not limited to booths such as that shown here, such way stations can often be an as simple as an agreed upon overhanging balcony under which is placed a water dispenser and a few chairs to sit on to get out from under a sudden downpour. Oftentimes an established hierarchy is in place at each station, with the order of arrival of a rickshaw determining the order that they are assigned to fares, and the most senior rickshaw pilot (usually one roughly considered the "boss" of the rest stop) determining the appropriate fare for each customer to pay, with all the rickshaw pilots at a given rest stop forming an informal and momentary sort of union as they collectively refuse to carry a passenger for less than the price determined by the "boss".