Human-Powered Transportation ClipArt gallery offers 93 images of land transportation powered by humans, including bicycles and palanquins.

Nanny and a baby in a carriage

Nanny and Baby

Nanny and a baby in a carriage

An oar is a tool used for water propulsion. Oars in general have one flat blade at one end. The user grabs the oar at the other end.

Water Propulsion Oar

An oar is a tool used for water propulsion. Oars in general have one flat blade at one end. The user…

A covered human-powered wagon used in Eastern countries where passengers were inside while two men would carry the poles of the palanquin on their shoulders.

Palanquin

A covered human-powered wagon used in Eastern countries where passengers were inside while two men would…

Men carrying someone in a palanquin in China.

Palanquin

Men carrying someone in a palanquin in China.

This is a human powered vehicle with four wheels. The most common type of a velocipede today is the bicycle. Railroads in North America often made use of this four wheeled handcar designed to be operated by a single person.

Four Wheeled Railroad Velocipede

This is a human powered vehicle with four wheels. The most common type of a velocipede today is the…

This road engine is features traction wheels, the crank shaft is adapted to rotate continuously on the wheels.

For Wheeled Road Engine

This road engine is features traction wheels, the crank shaft is adapted to rotate continuously on the…

"Road-racer. A full roadster would have the handles a little higher relatively to the saddle, and would be provided with mud-guards, free-wheel and sometimes a gear-case and variable speed gear." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Road-Racer

"Road-racer. A full roadster would have the handles a little higher relatively to the saddle, and would…

A bicycle saddle is often called a seat, which has one of three contact points on an upright bicycle, the others being on the pedals and the handle bars. The bicycle saddle has been known as such since he bicycle evolved from a draisine.

Bicycle Saddle

A bicycle saddle is often called a seat, which has one of three contact points on an upright bicycle,…

This pneumatic bicycle saddle was air actuated for height adjustment purposes. A bicycle saddle, often called a seat, is one of three mo points on an upright bicycle, the others being the pedals and the handlebars.Transportation Human-powered

Pneumatic Bicycle Saddle

This pneumatic bicycle saddle was air actuated for height adjustment purposes. A bicycle saddle, often…

A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person.

Sedan

A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person.

The sedan or litter is a wheelless, human-powered vehicle used to carry one person sitting inside.

Sedan

The sedan or litter is a wheelless, human-powered vehicle used to carry one person sitting inside.

Sedan chair, 1755

Sedan chair, 1755

Sedan chair, 1755

"A wooden runner, of tough wood, from five to ten feet long, an or an inch and a half thick at the middle, but thinner toward the ends, an inch wider than the shoe of the user, and turned up in a curve at the front." —Whitney, 1889

Ski - Side and Bottom View

"A wooden runner, of tough wood, from five to ten feet long, an or an inch and a half thick at the middle,…

A skirt guard or coat guard is a device fitted over the rear wheel of a bicycle to prevent a long skirt, coat or other trailing clothes or luggage catching in the wheel, or in the gap between the rim and the brakes.

Bicycle Riding Skirt

A skirt guard or coat guard is a device fitted over the rear wheel of a bicycle to prevent a long skirt,…

"1. A drag or dray without wheels, but mounted on runners, for the conveyance of loads over frozen snow or ice, or over mud or the bare ground, as in transporting logs and heavy stones. Also sledge. 2. A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand." —Whitney, 1889
<p>Illustration of a hand sled with a platform atop it and a rope with which to be pulled by a human or animal. Traditionally, these are not meant to be ridden, but used to convey materials.

Hand Sled or Sledge

"1. A drag or dray without wheels, but mounted on runners, for the conveyance of loads over frozen snow…

"A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>This illustration is of a hand sled. Unlike bobsleds, these sleds are not meant to be ridden. Instead, they are pulled by a person or animal, using the rope. The sleds transport materials.

Hand Sled

"A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support…

"A contrivance attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking to the extent of being disabled...The Canadian is a contracted oval in front and pointed behind, and is from 3 to 5 feet long and from 1 to 2 feet wide, the foot being fastened on the widest part of the shoe by means of thongs and so as to leave the heel free. It has a light rim of tough wood, on which is woven from side to side a web of rawhide." &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Canadian Snow Shoe

"A contrivance attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking to the…

This bicycle support is a human aid device used to teach an individual how to maintain both confidence and balance when learning how to ride a bike.

Bicycle Support

This bicycle support is a human aid device used to teach an individual how to maintain both confidence…

An illustration of a man riding a tricycle and looking over her shoulder.

Man on a Tricycle

An illustration of a man riding a tricycle and looking over her shoulder.

An illustration of a woman riding a tricycle and looking over her shoulder.

Woman on a Tricycle

An illustration of a woman riding a tricycle and looking over her shoulder.

An illustration of a group of people riding tricycles down the street with other people and children watching.

People Riding Tricycles

An illustration of a group of people riding tricycles down the street with other people and children…

A road vehicle like this one is a mechanical means of conveyance, a carriage or transport. Vehicles may be propelled or pulled by engines or animals including humans, for instance, a chariot, a stagecoach, a mule-drawn barge, an ox-cart or rickshaw. However, animals on their own, though used as a means of transport, are not called vehicles, but rather beasts of burden or draft animals. This distinction includes humans carrying another human, for example a child or a disabled person.

Road Vehicle

A road vehicle like this one is a mechanical means of conveyance, a carriage or transport. Vehicles…

A tricycle is a three wheeled vehicle, while tricycles are often associated with the small three wheeled vehicles used by pre school age children, they are also used by adults for a variety of purposes. in the United States and Canada, adult sized tricycles are used primarily by older persons for recreation, shopping, and exercise.

Three Wheeled Vehicle

A tricycle is a three wheeled vehicle, while tricycles are often associated with the small three wheeled…

This vehicle brake is used to slow down a vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into heat. This basic system, used a brake lever, and road wheel brakes. The heat energy is then dissipated into the atmosphere.

Running Gear Vehicular Brake

This vehicle brake is used to slow down a vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into heat. This basic…

A light road-carriage for a single person.

Velocipede

A light road-carriage for a single person.

The American ice velocipede is a sensible contrivance, literally skating by means of machinery. The machine is intended to be used on ice. The driving wheel is armed with sharp points to prevent the possibility of slipping

Ice Velocipede

The American ice velocipede is a sensible contrivance, literally skating by means of machinery. The…

Velocipedes are an umbrella term for any human-powered land vehicle with one or more wheels. The most common type of velocipede today is the bicycle. The term velocipede is today, however, mainly used as a collective term for the different forerunners of the monowheel, the bicycle, the dicycle, the tricycle and the quadcycle that were developed between 1817 and 1880.

Ice Velocipede

Velocipedes are an umbrella term for any human-powered land vehicle with one or more wheels. The most…

A marine velocipede is a form of waterborne transport, primarily for recreational use, powered through the use of pedals. This transport works by utilizing the pedaling motion to rotate a paddle wheel similar to the form of marine propulsion used in the earlier paddle steamers.

Marine Velocipede

A marine velocipede is a form of waterborne transport, primarily for recreational use, powered through…

Among the early velocipedes there were designs with one, two, three and four wheels. Some two-wheeled designs had pedals mounted on the front wheel, while three- and four-wheeled designs sometimes used treadles and levers to drive the rear wheels.

Marine Velocipede

Among the early velocipedes there were designs with one, two, three and four wheels. Some two-wheeled…

A wagon used for carrying milk. A wagon or dray is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle. Wagons are distinguished from carts, which are small and have two wheels, or semi-trailors, which are large and have two wheels, and from lighter four-wheeled vehicles such as carriages.

Milk Wagon Frame

A wagon used for carrying milk. A wagon or dray is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle. Wagons are distinguished…

The wheelchair is a chair with wheels used by disabled or sick individuals for mobility.

Wheelchair

The wheelchair is a chair with wheels used by disabled or sick individuals for mobility.

The wheelchair is a chair with wheels used by disabled or sick individuals for mobility.

Wheelchair

The wheelchair is a chair with wheels used by disabled or sick individuals for mobility.

"A lady's bicycle with gear-case and dress-guard. The rear frame of the "diamond" type is subjected to very small stresses due to vertical load. The front fork and steering post are subject to bending moment due to the reaction from the ground." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Womans Bike

"A lady's bicycle with gear-case and dress-guard. The rear frame of the "diamond" type is subjected…