The many thousands of other cyclists use bicycles as their main transportation - often with another person riding shotgun on a narrow pad affixed to the rear pannier rack. The rack itself must be designed to hold much more weight than the racks we use. Mine are only rated to hold fifty pounds.
I came across many other bikes that have been manufactured with an added seat post placed between the main seat and the handlebars. Probably for a small child to sit on. One bike appeared to have been adapted for another passenger with what appeared to be an accessory seat post that was simply bolted onto the downtube.
In a city of three million, it is surprising how few bikes can be spotted and as our tour guide Abraham pointed out - riding a bike on the very congested streets is a very dangerous undertaking. Even riding a scooter, of which there appears be tens of thousands is a suicidal act given the number of cars, trucks and buses clogging every street.
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