While nominally led by women, Puerto Rico’s government has not addressed underlying gender issues made worse by recent disasters, nor heeded calls for change from feminist groups.
The transformative action that is desperately needed on climate and energy can only be realized with more diverse and inclusive leadership.
Transgender and gender-nonconforming public transit riders in Portland, Oregon experience discrimination, harassment, and violence from transit staff and riders. Nondiscrimination policies may be helpful toward increasing riders’ safety whereas armed transit police are not recommended.
With the 6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation taking place in the United States this year, the topic of gender and transportation is highly relevant. The connections between transportation and gender, specifically, can be explained through the demands of carwork, safety concerns, and lack of gendered data collected.
Recent research shows that women cyclists have real reason to be concerned about their safety on the road. We found that drivers were significantly more likely to encroach—i.e. to pass closer than three feet—on female cyclists than on male cyclists. Our study illustrates the scope and pervasiveness of the gender gap in cycling, confirms female cyclists’ concerns about safety on the road, and underscores the need for greater investment in safer facilities like protected bike lanes.
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