A Review on the Influence of Barriers on Gender Equality to Access the City: a Synthesis Approach of Mexico City

This paper debates the link between urban planning and transport through a gender perspective. Using as case study Mexico City Metropolitan Area, the authors discuss the importance of public transport for its inhabitants, the vital role it has for carrying out different activities and enjoying the city along with the implications and experiences it brings up to female citizens. Through a qualitative analysis of different qualitative sources, the authors bring about multiple barriers that shape the accessibility of women and define their commuting trips. The results suggest that, apart from many obstacles, there is one type of obstacle not widely discussed in the transport and accessibility literature, regarding emotional and corporal experiences, which may generate other specific forms of urban exclusion. Finally, the authors discuss how these barriers directly affect gender and its adverse consequences to society as a whole.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ABE70 Standing Committee on Women's Issues in Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

  • Authors:
    • Mejia Dorantes, Lucia
    • Soto-Villagrán, Paula
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2019


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-00060
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 9:46AM