Transport is often seen as gender neutral – a road or bus system will benefit all equally. But in fact, it’s not! Women and men have different expectations, needs and constraints for using transport. Without considering these, planning and projects do not adequately meet the demands of a large part of their users. Thus, transport is neither efficient nor sustainable. In order to change this, the different mobility needs and requirements of women, female travel patterns as well as their safety and security constraints need to be better understood.
Furthermore, transport systems can only become truly inclusive and gender-responsive if the voices, perspectives and experiences of women are reflected at all levels in the transport sector. Thus, as it is still a largely male-dominated field, it is imperative to focus on increasing the number of women working on transport.
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