I'm creating a realm where materials, food, etc are created through a magic artifact, transforming a specific type of sand. Magic is limited and a Wizard can't create flying or moving objects. The realm doesn't have combustion nor electricity and humans are the only "living" entities. Sort of a purgatory, to make it simpler.
The way I designed it, transportation is a major problem, as there are no horses, but that is fine, I will have to work around it. However, I want to speculate about alternative means of transport that could work in this realm. Two come to my mind:
Bikes, but a good and lasting bike would be expensive because of the materials, and specialized assembling expertise. That will be a fancy rich object, not common on roads and cities.
Minecart of sorts, but I can't find realiable sources on how those worked (lots of Minecraft articles though...).
What other logistics could be used to transport people and stuff?
I'm trying to check if I'm not ignoring something that could be a major transportation means between cities and I'm looking for efficient ways to move people inside cities.