Research has shown that women have different travel patterns from men, due to their additional responsibilities of caring for children, the elderly and people with disabilities. Research also shows that women are often victims of sexual harassment in the streets or on public transport.
Based on practical examples, UN-Habitat and the Flone Initiative have worked together to develop this Toolkit that can guide public transport operators in improving their services for women.
The recommendations in this Toolkit are also relevant for local and national government authorities making efforts to improve public transport for their citizens through improving the regulatory framework or introducing modern forms of public transport such as a Bus Rapid Transit system.
While it draws on examples from Nairobi, this Toolkit can contribute to improving public transport across cities in Africa.
Click here to access the toolkit