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An example of working women in Mexico City: How can their vision reshape transport policy?

: Mejia-Dorantes, Lucia


Transportation research. Part A, Policy and practice 116 (2018), pp.97-111
ISSN: 0965-8564
ISSN: 0191-2607
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISI ()
transport disadvantage; social and gender inequalities; transport and land-use policy; qualitative methods; developing country; Megacity

This paper focuses on mobility and accessibility in Mexico City especially lor low-medium income working women using a qualitative approach. Through in-depth interviews, we discuss different mobility and transport issues to understand what the main factors that influence their travel patterns are, how the different services are perceived and evaluated, and what their dairy constraints are. Our final aim is to understand what is still missing and to discuss the following steps regarding transport policy in Mexico City and its Metropolitan area through a gender perspective. Interestingly, even if there are important gender issues raised by participants, they have assumed these issues as being part of their daily life, modifying their transport patterns accordingly. They also perceive that there are many problems, which concern the transport system in general, others related to the complexity of the metropolis and the lack of civicmindedness. The results also show a huge gap between women’s needs, depending on their income and place of residence.