After three years of research, innovation and evaluation, our TInnGO project shows how to make smart mobility more gender and diversity sensitive. Men and women have different transport needs; we do not need more studies telling us that women are afraid to travel alone at night. ‘Transport poverty’ needs to be recognized as a term that addresses the wider effects of lack of mobility and how it intersects with other issues such as quality of life, access to education, employment and recreation. More emphasis on the intersectionality of transport with wider social and economic issues is needed to create a paradigm shift in the sector and ways of thinking about smart mobility and smart cities.
Drawing on an interdisciplinary approach, the project developed and validated a range of tools and methods to:
- highlight the current mobility problems of women,
- increase understanding of intersectionality,
- demonstrate the value of gender-disaggregated data,
- discover the barriers to the participation of women in transport planning and STEM education
- address local gender & mobility challenges in 10 national hubs across Europe
Watch this video for an overview of our achievements.