Mind the Mobility Gap: Women as Mobility Users
Women’s travel patterns differ from men’s in many ways. Women are likely to travel shorter distances than men, are more likely to use public transportation, engage in more non-work travel outside of rush hours, and make more trip chains. Women run more household errands and escort more other passengers (usually kids or dependent elderly persons). Are their needs and travel patterns accommodated for in the mobility sector?
As always this conversation is brought to you by: Ligia Boueres, Nastya Koro, Sadie Martin and Galuh Rohmah.
With women making up only a fifth of transport sector employees across Europe, it is no surprise that in the end, transportation products are usually not designed and planned with women in mind.
So let’s talk about it. In our second episode of the "Mind the Mobility Gap" season, the Women of TIER is joined by two experts who know a thing or two about transportation for women.
Melissa Gómez, sustainable mobility and urban innovation expert currently working as Transport Policy Officer at ADFC (German Bicycle Club Union) in Berlin.
Eleanor Chappell, Head of data for UK e-scooter trials and co-chair of the gender equality network at the UK Department for Transport in London.
The On Her Way Podcast is hosted by The Women of TIER Initiative and TIER Mobility, with the mission to inspire women & allies through examples of leadership & learning, enabling the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and networking in the startups & work environments.
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Content Production: Ligia Boueres, Nastya Koro, Sadie Martin and Galuh Rohmah.