Journal article

Transport Workers' Perspective on Indigenous Transport and Climate Change Adaptation

Alicia Ames, Iderlina B Mateo-Babiano, Yusak O Susilo

Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board | SAGE Publications | Published : 2014


This paper explores the potential role of indigenous transport for increasing the adaptive capacity of selected cities in developing Asia. Indigenous transport drivers were surveyed face-to-face in Bandung, Indonesia, and in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to gain an understanding of how transport workers, specifically drivers–operators, characterize transport modes considered as indigenous and perceive their potential role in increasing the adaptive capacity of these cities. The main finding was that indigenous transport modes in the two cities in the case study had evolved to fit a niche market influenced by differing urban scales and divergent demographic and geographic characteristics. Thus, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the support of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies for funding this project and the research opportunity provided by the University of Queensland's summer research scholarship program.