The rickshaw, an urban life landmark

Alina-Lorena Pitulicu

Rezumat/Abstract. In an era where motorization has reached high shares and its negative effects are visible, the problem of replacing the current means of transport with sustainable and effective ones is raised. There have been written many rapports for the cities of Asia and Africa in which the problem of rickshaws traffic efficiency has been debated, and also case studies of its social implications. All this things being considered, there is still no overlay on these ideas to highlights the effects over the Asian and African urban life peculiarity. The current paper aims to achieve a clear correlation between the importance of the use of these sustainable vehicles and the socio-cultural impact on certain categories of people, a correlation meant to emphasize their powerful influence as urban life landmarks.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: cultural symbol, income, traffic efficiency

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