This chapter analyses the cases of mobility experiments in India and Thailand and explores the strategies that the niche actors deploy to navigate the challenges posed by incumbent socio-technical regimes. It further explores four selected cases in cities in India and Thailand to tease out some of the interesting features of the navigational strategies followed by experimental actors. A system transformation occurs when radical novelties are sufficiently developed and when the landscape, defined as a broad exogenous environment, exercises sufficient pressure on the prevailing regimes, alters them and makes them unstable. To deal with the stability of the regimes and to link to the wider processes of social change, niche actors deploy various strategies. Interactions with policy makers and governments highlighted the dominant paradigms of the existing regimes. Like most Indian cities, Ahmedabad's mobility regime is marked with the coexistence of various modes of transport motorized and non-motorized, public and private.
|Title of host publication||The Experimental City|
|Editors||James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, Rob Raven|
|Place of Publication||Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|