Insights into gender differences in urban transport

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Do you consider urban transport to be gender neutral? Most planners and decision-makers do. Looking at it more closely you will however see that men and women have different travel patterns and mode usage and that transport planning is unconsciously biased towards traditional male travel patterns and modes!

Many urban transport professionals are not aware that gender is one of the key determinants of modal choice and travel behavior. One of the reasons being that gender specific data is usually not collected. As a consequence, only few urban transport policies, projects or services are gender mainstreamed, meaning that they do not integrate gender equality in their design or planning phases.

Whether you work in urban transport policy, planning or design, taking this course will allow you to:

  • better understand how structural gender differences in society influence women and men’s travel behavior, modal choices and perception
  • acquire a comprehensive picture of mobility patterns in relation to gender, illustrated by robust data and examples    
  • be able to apply these learnings in your city or region, in particular by addressing the ‘gender data gap’ for a more inclusive mobility

The course is produced in cooperation with transport consultancy Ramboll who’s published the report “Gender and (smart) mobility” in March 2021.


Multi-language videos:

To make this course accessible for a greater audience, the videos’ subtitles are available in English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.


5 modules

Recommended schedule

1 day

Total length

1 hour


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Marianne Weinreich

Marianne Weinreich holds a Master in Scandinavian literature and language and World History, but for the last 20+ years she has advised cities about sustainable mobility policy and promotion and mobility management. The last 3 years she has been Market Manager in Ramboll’s Smart Mobility division where she besides working with clients is leading the thought leadership and sustainability program. As part of that she is head author of the report “Gender and (smart) mobility” published in March 2021.

She is also co-founder and Chair of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and an experienced speaker and moderator of cycling and mobility webinars and conferences around the World.

Free & Paid Options

You can access and participate in the course for free. If you want to earn a  certificate upon completion, you can purchase it. The certificate will be accessible only once the course is successfully completed. Read more here.

What Urban Professionals Have to Say

Courses like this help to raise awareness of the reality: women are half of the world's population and urban mobility planning has to take this into account.
Paula Fraile Díaz
Consultora Alomon
The course highlighted the issues I already knew as a woman and a transport researcher, but also allowed me to put this knowledge in some order and inspired me to add a few new interesting pieces to my summer reading list. Thank you!
Anna Frasczyk
The course introduces the student to the gender approach in the mobility of a city, a key issue for people who work in the design and implementation of projects with a great impact on citizenship, and in particular on women.
Jessica Tantalean Noriega
Tema Ingeniería
Insights into gender differences in urban transport

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