Informal Transportation in Congested Streets

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Informal Transportation in Congested Streets. / Vargas Falla, Ana Maria.

Congress of Italian Geographers. 2017.

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T1 - Informal Transportation in Congested Streets

AU - Vargas Falla, Ana Maria

PY - 2017/6/7

Y1 - 2017/6/7

N2 - Rickshaws are a common form of transportation in many cities in the world. However, rickshaw transportation is often a service provided informally and drivers lack a license to operate. Consequently, drivers experience harassment and the confiscation of their vehicles by the police. Local governments also argue about the need to formalize (legalize) urban transportation and recover control over “congested” and “disordered streets”. This paper explores rickshaw drivers’ practices of resistance to local regulations that make illegal this form of transportation. Drawing on field data from Bogotá (2012-2014), this research illustrates that although rickshaw drivers work outside the formal regulations of the state, they have organized their work in associations that control different routes and spots in the streets. This paper shows that neither formalization nor self-regulation can support the wellbeing of rickshaw drivers. Instead, this paper argues about the need for a plural regulation in which local governments sets basic rules to prevent exploitation among drivers controlling the streets.

AB - Rickshaws are a common form of transportation in many cities in the world. However, rickshaw transportation is often a service provided informally and drivers lack a license to operate. Consequently, drivers experience harassment and the confiscation of their vehicles by the police. Local governments also argue about the need to formalize (legalize) urban transportation and recover control over “congested” and “disordered streets”. This paper explores rickshaw drivers’ practices of resistance to local regulations that make illegal this form of transportation. Drawing on field data from Bogotá (2012-2014), this research illustrates that although rickshaw drivers work outside the formal regulations of the state, they have organized their work in associations that control different routes and spots in the streets. This paper shows that neither formalization nor self-regulation can support the wellbeing of rickshaw drivers. Instead, this paper argues about the need for a plural regulation in which local governments sets basic rules to prevent exploitation among drivers controlling the streets.

KW - rickshaw

KW - informal transportation

KW - regulation

KW - social control

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

BT - Congress of Italian Geographers

ER -