UNDERSTANDING HOW WOMEN TRAVEL

The goal of this project is to understand more about women’s experiences and travel needs, so Metro can improve the overall safety, reliability, and convenience for women using transit. Pueblo employed innovative planning methods which include: participatory design workshops with core transit riders and engaging with riders at key transit locations to hear their experiences and thoughts on taking public transit. Pueblo’s approach is to intentionally engage those who are most impacted by planning decisions and bring them into the planning process. Hence, Pueblo’s activities are designed to uplift the needs of core transit riders, “those most likely to regularly use transit” (Pollack et al. 2010:2). Core transit riders are “people of color, low-income households and renters,” three groups which “are all more likely to use transit than the average American” (ibid). To read more about this project, see our upcoming blog post.

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PROJECT TEAM

Monique G. López
Social Justice Planner/Project Manager

Dr. Adonia Lugo
Urban Anthropologist

Esmi Rennick
Social Impact Designer

Hector Benavides
Human Geographer

Shirley Ramirez
Sociologist

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