Transport workers' perspective on indigenous transport and climate change adaptation

Ames, Alicia, Mateo-Babiano, Iderlina B. and Susilo, Yusak Octavius (2014). Transport workers' perspective on indigenous transport and climate change adaptation. In: TRB 93rd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers. TRB 2014: 93rd Transport Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, (1-14). 12-16 January, 2014.

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Author Ames, Alicia
Mateo-Babiano, Iderlina B.
Susilo, Yusak Octavius
Title of paper Transport workers' perspective on indigenous transport and climate change adaptation
Conference name TRB 2014: 93rd Transport Research Board Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, USA
Conference dates 12-16 January, 2014
Proceedings title TRB 93rd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers
Journal name Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Place of Publication Washington, DC, USA
Publisher Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper explores the potential role of indigenous transport for increasing the adaptive capacity of select cities in developing Asia. Indigenous transport drivers were surveyed face to face in Bandung City, Indonesia, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to understand how transport workers, specifically drivers/operators, characterise transport modes considered as indigenous and perceive their potential role for increasing the adaptive capacity of these cities. The main finding is indigenous transport modes in the two case study cities had evolved to fit a niche market influenced by differing urban scales and divergent demographic and geographic characteristics. Thus, the experiences and perceptions of transport workers on indigenous transport were highly contextualised, in terms of the service and route characteristics. The operating conditions for drivers were indicative of the regulatory status of indigenous transport modes in the informal landscape. This analysis will contribute towards an increased understanding of the role and operation of indigenous transport modes within the transport system. It will also contribute policy-relevant insights to understand the potential role of indigenous transport in climate change adaptation, as well as increasing awareness and anticipating a shift to a more environmentally sustainable transport mode.
Keyword Minibus
Motorcycle taxi
Informal transport
Climate change
Transport drivers
Asia
Developing city
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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Created: Wed, 30 Oct 2013, 10:40:11 EST by Dr Iderlina Mateo-Babiano on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management