The chikudu generally has an angular frame, two small wheels (often of wood, sometimes wrapped with rubber), handlebars, and a pad for the operator to place his knee on while propelling the vehicle with his leg. At downslope, the rider stands on the deck like a kick scooter. At flat ground, the rider can put one knee on the deck and push the ground by the other foot like a knee scooter.
A 2008 report states that chikudu sold for US$100, but cost US$60 to make.
- Chukudus – A no nonsense local transporter that changes lives of Congo’s poor « TransportGooru
- The Chukudu Is a Small Ride That's a Big Wheel in Congo - Washington Post 2009
- In eastern Congo, handmade chukudu scooters rule the road - Washington Post 2010
- Chukudus in Goma - YouTube
- Chukudus of Goma
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