عنوان مقاله [English]
General view of vehicles as important elements in the perspective of contemporary city, Suggests that these elements are more or less similar facilities in all cities, paying only for their functional role: urban transportation. In most urban communities vehicles are merely objective, without any signs affecting the legibility of the city. Since urban life in India is mixed with primitive native life, localizing any phenomenon by people, the question is whether the native Indian mechanized transportation as one element in urban structure and yet something imported? And if the answer is positive, by which model have reached this important? Reflections on the movement in the Indian cities hypothesize that the pattern vehicle as “auto-rickshaw” could go beyond the framework of functional vehicles; become a landscape place, using its physical characteristics and its interaction with the community. In this paper, by selecting “auto-rickshaw” as a case study, an attempt is made to prove the hypothesis.Research methodology is based on the recitation and interpretation of the urbanscape in today India. Although consistent of auto-rickshaw with the functional requirements of community affected in its adoption by people, its place as landscape element is obtained by compliance with culture of the Hindi business and becoming a work-life place. Entering familiar signs changes the character of rickshaw from an importing vehicle to a place effected by significant signs of Hindi culture, influencing the readability of urbanscape.