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No Right to the Street: Motorcycle Taxi, Discourse Production and the Regulation of Unruly Mobility

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Abstract

In the city of Guangzhou, taxi service provided by motorcycles accomplishes a unique form of short-distance, flexible transport mobility bridging major nodes in the state-run public transport network with under-connected urban neighbourhoods and workplaces. Operated almost exclusively by rural-to-urban migrants in the city, motorcycle taxis have played the central role in sustaining the livelihood of a marginalized urban social group.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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