Travel characteristics for men and women vary because of the differing social and economic responsibilities they take up. Women are found to be more dependent on the public transportation system, take up shorter trips, and chain trips considering the limited time and access to private vehicles. However, transportation systems in India are found to be gender-neutral. Further, the under-representation of women in the transport sector leads to the development of infrastructure systems which fails to capture women’s perspective and requirements. These factors make women feel vulnerable while travelling in public transportation systems, which also leads to restricted mobility.
Safe, comfortable, accessible, and affordable transport can help women take up missed opportunities and empower them.
The SMART-SUT Mobilogues Series is a part of the National Capacity Building Programme organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), jointly supported by GIZ India and CRDF, CEPT University.
This Mobilogue seeks to facilitate a conversation on gender-inclusive transport, discuss the initiatives taken up by different cities and their impact.
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