Women and Gender in (Public) Transportation (Free Webinar)
Transportation infrastructure and services are often assumed to be "gender neutral," where projects and services are assumed to provide an equal benefit to men and women, and where there is no significant difference in travel patterns, modes of access or participation in project planning, design and maintenance. In fact, when transportation data is disaggregated by gender, what becomes visible is how transportation policies affect women and men differently. In this webinar, SFU's Tiffany Muller Myrdahl will explain the use of disaggregated data to highlight gendered transportation patterns and discuss how gendered experience shapes transit use. Most importantly, this webinar will focus on what transportation planners and decision-makers need to know to develop policies that improve equity in access and provision of services. Moderated by Tara Gallen of the City of Vancouver and instructor in SFU's Next-Generation Transportation Certificate. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl is senior lecturer in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University.
Webinar registration details:
- July 27, 1 pm PDT (4 pm EDT)
- Free webinar. Register on Eventbrite.
- SFU's Next-Generation Transportation Webinar Series includes other free webinars on Brisbane—Transport and Land Use Integration (July 17); Ljubljana: Making Space and Movement About People and Public Life (July 6); Edmonton's Cycle Journey (August 11).
- SFU's Next-Generation Transportation Certificate is designed to help mid-career professionals use next-generation transportation strategies to create livable and sustainable cities for the future. Learn more at our July 7 info-session.