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Finally! European cities bid adieu to sexist mobility policies

European cities are constantly making mobility greener, but there’s one issue they still haven’t tackled: making it gender-neutral.

Yup, gender can be a big factor in mobility. It’s been shown that women and men have very different travel needs and patterns, but this hasn’t really been considered in mobility plans of city governments — until now.

Cities in Europe now increasingly consider the gendered effects of transport policies and use them to inform adoption of less car-centric systems, Bloomberg reports.

Studies show that while men mostly do a single back-and-forth trip to work by car, women are more likely to make multiple trips per day. This is partly explained by women being forced to combine various activities with work, such as childcare and household chores — which often requires more traveling.

Credit: Bloomberg