Transport is an essential aspect of women's lives: it determines access to a wide range of resources in society, including employment, child care, education, health and the political process. The transport world has been slow to see the relevance of women, women's needs or women's issues to the plans and decisions which they make. People are perplexed as to why women's transport needs should have been singled out for investigation. The roots of this response may lie in the close association of transport with the male gender. The paper will cover gender related differences in travel patterns, defining women's transport needs and the implications for transport planners. The paper will give an overall position in the UK with a case study relating to Greater Manchester. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 863439.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 177-88

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-257-0
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM