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Karen Lucas

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345707

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.001.0001

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Women’s issues in transportation

Women’s issues in transportation

(p.257) Thirteen Women’s issues in transportation
Running on empty

Stephanie Ortoleva

Marc Brenman

Policy Press

This chapter looks at transportation issues from a women's-rights perspective. Women are not included as a separate category in the civil-rights legislation surrounding transport provision and spending. This chapter asserts that they should be, on the grounds that women are persistently disadvantaged by the transport system. It discusses policy approaches that create parallels to civil-rights laws in the USA, as well as social-exclusion theory, community- and social-impact-assessment procedures, avoidance and mitigation of damage, and valuing women's transportation. The chapter makes recommendations on where changes should be made to existing policy and practice. It also presents a case study of successful implementation in the field and describes what a new feminist paradigm for transportation might look like.

Keywords:   woman's rights, transportation issues, civil-rights legislation, transport provision, civil-rights laws

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