The issue of women’s mobility in the city mirror structural injustices around unpaid care work and the gender pay gap. Indeed, women are more likely to relay more on public transportation for”trip chaining” (trips that include chores like dropping children off to day care or completely household errands) leading to “time poverty.” And having often times to take on work in non-traditional hours’ women and gender non-conforming people also have to contend with the issue of safety both in the streets and in the public transportation hubs. Women are forced to ask not only “How do I get there” but “how do I get there safely?”
This virtual panel will be examining how transit agencies and local governments must account for women’s need in public transportation, and how activists, artists and policy makers are taking these demands to the streets.
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York