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