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Justice and Equity in Transportation and Urbanism

Justice and equity manifests in many different ways in transportation and urbanism. This guide presents a number of resources to help you engage with the work necessary to make these systems just.

Readings on Transportation, Gender, Justice and Equity

Blickstein, S., & Brown, C. (2016). Bicycling Among Black and Latino Women. Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. (BIPOC author)


Blumenberg, E. (2004). En-gendering Effective Planning: Spatial Mismatch, Low-Income Women, and Transportation Policy. Journal of the American Planning Association, 70(3), 269–281.


Blumenberg, E. (2016). Why low-income women in the US still need automobiles. Town Planning Review, 87(5), 525–545.


Chow, K. (2014, November 1). Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men. NPR.Org.


Crane, R., & Takahashi, L. (2009). Sex Changes Everything The Recent Narrowing and Widening of Travel Differences by Gender. Public Works Management & Policy, 13(4), 328–337.


Flores, N. M. (2014). Old Issue, Ongoing Struggle, New Movement. Progessive Planning, 199(Spring), 28–30.


Garrard, J., Handy, S., & Dill, J. (2012). Women and Cycling. In J. Pucher & R. Buehler (Eds.), City Cycling (pp. 211–232). The MIT Press.


Houston, D., & Lo, A. (Wan-T. (2018). Do Compact, Accessible, and Walkable Communities Promote Gender Equality?


Hsu, H.-P., Boarnet, M. G., & Houston, D. (2019). Gender and Rail Transit Use: Influence of Environmental Beliefs and Safety Concerns. Transportation Research Record, 2673(4), 327–338. (BIPOC author)


Kearl, H. (2014). Unsafe and Harassed in Public Spaces: A National Street Harassment Report (p. 68). Stop Street Harassment.


Loukaitou-Sideris, A. (2014). Fear and Safety in Transit Environments from the Women’s Perspective. Security Journal, 27(2), 242–256.


Loukaitou-Sideris, A. (2016). A gendered view of mobility and transport: Next steps and future directions. Town Planning Review, 87(5), 547–565.


Lubitow, A., Abelson, M. J., & Carpenter, E. (2020). Transforming mobility justice: Gendered harassment and violence on transit. Journal of Transport Geography, 82, 102601.


Lubitow, A., Tompkins, K., & Feldman, M. (2019). Sustainable Cycling For All? Race and Gender-Based Bicycling Inequalities in Portland, Oregon. City & Community, 18(4), 1181–1202.


Rob Bliss Creative. (2014, October 28). 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman.


Shahangian, R., Kermanshah, M., & Mokhtarian, P. (2012). Gender Differences in Response to Policies Targeting Commute to Automobile-Restricted Central Business District. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2320, 80–89.


Smart, M. J., Brown, A., & Taylor, B. D. (2017). Sex or sexuality? Analyzing the division of labor and travel in gay, lesbian, and straight households. Travel Behaviour and Society, 6(Supplement C), 75–82.


Taylor, B. D., Ralph, K., & Smart, M. (2015). What Explains the Gender Gap in Schlepping? Testing Various Explanations for Gender Differences in Household-Serving Travel*. Social Science Quarterly, 96(5), 1493–1510.


Tudela Rivadeneyra, A., Lopez Dodero, A., Mehndiratta, S. R., Bianchi Alves, B., & Deakin, E. (2015). Reducing Gender-Based Violence in Public Transportation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2531, 187–194. (BIPOC author)


Uteng, T. P., Christensen, H. R., & Levin, L. (2019). Gendering Smart Mobilities. Taylor & Francis Group.