Women and Transportation

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Turning a Gendered Lens on Transportation

People of different genders, ages, and abilities experience transportation differently. But policies aren’t designed that way.

October 23, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

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Improving Gender Equality with Urban Planning

“It's a man's world” is not just a saying. As much as we are surrounded by societal structures that contribute to gender discrimination, we are often also surrounded by physical infrastructure that is just as limiting.

April 10, 2023 - Devin Partida

Passengers on a women's only subway car in Mexico City, Mexico

Mind the Gender Gap: Achieving Transit Equity Through a Gendered Perspective

How acknowledging the unique transportation needs of women can lead to more equitable, effective public transport service for all.

April 5, 2023 - Emma Chapman

Black and white photo of Los Angeles Metro Gold Line train pulling into above-ground station at night, with one woman passenger waiting on platform.

Fewer Women Riding Buses in Los Angeles

In a survey, riders expressed concern about safety, cleanliness, and timeliness on the region’s buses and trains.

November 10, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

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How Cargo Bikes Can Help Women

Cargo bikes have proven an effective transport mode in cities around the world, but American women still hesitate to use them, citing safety concerns.

July 25, 2022 - Women Mobilize Women

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