I've never seen so many diverse forms of transportation.
This three-wheeled jitney carries 10 people in
its hold. Everybody in the jitney is going to the
same place, or close by, so it fairly direct.
This particular kind of 3-wheeler, or tempo (the "white" tempo),
is a new and important innovation. Up until a few years ago,
tempo ran on 2-cycle oil/gas mixture engines. This was a
significant source of pollution in Kathmandu valley. The
white ones run on either electricity or bottled gas. The air
is noticably clearer. Although I didn't ride in a tempo, Kathy
warns me, "None of these vehicles are particularly good for 'lean
to the left, lean to the right' cheers."