Las Mujeres y el transporte en Bogotá: las cuentas
Cities around the world are slowly realizing that gender dynamics play an important role in how people interact with transport systems. Taken as groups, women and men tend to have different travel patterns, different safety concerns, and even make different decisions as drivers and operators. But these differences have been largely ignored or been invisible. Little data is disaggregated by gender and the majority of planning and decision-making positions in transport are held by men.
A new joint publication by WRI Ross Center and Despacio, a non-profit research center based in Bogotá, analyzes the transport needs of women in Colombia’s capital of more than 7 million and the disparities resulting from excluding this data from planning. The report (published in Spanish) is intended to enable discussion on this important issue and to provide additional data to foster the analysis and inclusion of gender as a transport issue in Bogotá – and around the globe. It utilizes both qualitative and quantitative data through a methodology that can be replicated in other cities with access to similar data, such as mobility surveys, road safety data and perception surveys.