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Gender

Gender

It has only been very recently that the differences in how men and women travel have been recognised as significant and important in how we understand how transport policy can impact disproportionately (positively or negatively) on either men or women. The Women and Transport report, for example, highlighted that women are much more likely than men to use public transport and that men are more likely than women to use private cars. Minority ethnic women, older women, disabled women, women in rural areas and women on low-incomes also have particular transport needs and experiences which need to be addressed. An understanding of transport needs from an equality perspective is crucial if equality and inclusion for women and men across equality groups is be addressed across a broad range of policy areas (for example, employment, poverty and access to services).

Scottish Executive