Transportation, mobility and security: a matter of gender?


The difference between the sexes has long been ignored in the fields of both planning and transport. In the past, transport planners made no distinction between individuals on the grounds of their sex. Nevertheless, decisions were primarily taken by men, based on their interests and experiencea. This failure accentuated and perpetuated inequalities between men and women with regard to mobility. In this context, social beliefs that disparage women drivers appeared at the same time as the motor car, with the implicit aim of keeping women at home. Are the current challenges that face us in the areas of transport, mobility and safety a matter of gender?

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