Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

2021

Advisor

Prasanna Tambe

Abstract

Transportation is the lifeblood of every city, serving as the initial point of contact for practically every individual seeking healthcare, employment, or education. Despite significant progress in recent decades, women still encounter significant disparities which shape their transportation behavior and experiences as well as their access to opportunities. Analyzing current literature on gender and mobility and conducting case studies and expert interviews, this paper aims to identify the key barriers to progress and recommend innovative solutions to community members and stakeholders. The findings give insights on how to address the urban planning gender divide and its implications on society at large.

Keywords

city planning, urban planning, urban transit, gender, transportation, equitable transportation, mobility, time poverty, pink tax, bike sharing, ride sharing, gender divide, urban studies, transit authority

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Date Posted: 25 July 2022

 

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