Gender Equity in Transit Planning
Delta Marriott: International B

  • David Cooper and Dr. Emily Grisé – Understanding the Transit Needs of Women
  • Angela Gibson – TTC – Equity lessons from the Pandemic
  • Veronica Siranosian, AECOM – Action plans for project level implementation.

Women generally make up more than half of transit riders worldwide, however transit systems and service have typically not proactively understood or planned for women’s specific needs. This session will present findings from research in Canada, the United States, and internationally on women’s travel needs, discuss how gender equity has and can be integrated in transit planning, and explore lessons-learned from the pandemic and how transit agencies are responding.