Addressing gender equity in city transportation

  • Date: 01/22/2021

Women often have different transportation needs, and face different transportation challenges, than men. Women frequently have personal security concerns in dark or deserted transit areas, need to make multiple short stops as part of their commutes, and travel during off-peak hours for part-time jobs such as those in the caregiving sector. These disparities are largely unaddressed in transportation plans and policies, and specifically in comprehensive city plans.

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