Women’s Safety Concerns Using Public Transport
Mapping women's travel patterns and exploring the key barriers they face when accessing and using public transportation in Panchkula, India
Men and women access, use and experience public transport differently. Despite these differences, public transportation planning in India has traditionally been treated as a technical subject, ignoring the social and cultural barriers that affect women’s mobility on a daily basis. Seema Singh’s research aims to investigate the key challenges women face when accessing and using public transport in Panchkula, with the intent of mainstreaming women concerns into urban transport planning and policymaking in cities in India.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Law, Government and Policy
- Graduate student: Seema Singh, city and regional planning
Special committee chair:
Michael Tomlan, Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
- Community partner: Municipal Corporation of Panchkula, India
In the News
MAY 3, 2018
Planning Ph.D. Student Wins Engaged Cornell Grant to Research Women’s Safety Using Public Transport in India
– College of Architecture, Art and Planning website
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