Mobility Culture and its Adaptation to its Surroundings

When attempting to define the term ‘mobility culture’, first, it is necessary to agree to a common understanding of the term ‘mobility’. In this context, we understand mobility as the ‘ability to travel from one point to another’ and ‘actual physical travel’. Second, the term ‘culture’ can be defined as ‘the set of values, conventions, or social practices associated with a particular field, activity, or societal characteristic’.1 Combined, ‘mobility culture’ is, then, ‘the set of values, conventions, or social practices associated with the ability to travel from one point to another, and with actual physical travel.’
We see divergent differences in modes of transport as they have different characteristics and personalities. These differences are indicative and representative of a place’s lifestyles, energy, and social practices. This research is about low vernacular modes of transportation and how its characteristics and types change and adapt from locale to locale based on its environment.
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