High Volume Transport

Vital transport research to ensure accessible, affordable and climate friendly transport for all.

Gender and Mobility: Evidence addressing inequalities

Women and girls’ mobility is critical on many levels. Without access to effective transport women cannot access the food and healthcare they need for household survival. They cannot get to work or run businesses, and their vital contribution to economies is stifled. 

Yet transport is not inclusive for women and girls, particularly in low-income countries, and the COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted and grown existing inequalities.  

The underrepresentation of women in the transport sector exacerbates the issues and leads to development that fails to capture the opinions and needs of women and girls. 

Our research explores the policies, strategies and tools needed to enhance women’s inclusion in public transport in low-income countries (LICs). 

Knowledge gained is shared, with the aim of making women’s voices heard in transport planning and decision-making, through publication of projects such as: 

Making transport policy more responsive to the needs and priorities of women and girls is central to its aim of building a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive future for everyone.