Gender Analysis Tool for Complete Streets Policy Implementation: Mobility, Families, and Emerging Technologies

In the U.S. and throughout the world, engineers and planners recognize the need for streets to support safe mobility for different travel modes and types of users. Complete streets policies capture this aim of inclusivity by emphasizing design for older and younger travelers as well as people with disabilities. Issues of gender, families, and caregiving are implicit in this idea of a complete street. On average, women have more household responsibility for accompanying younger, older, and less mobile travelers. Current complete streets policies, however, lack explicit consideration of gender, leaving communities with little guidance for operationalizing gender equity through transportation system design. The deployment of emerging transportation technologies further complicates the question of gender equity in the implementation of compete streets. How do new mobility technologies interact with gender roles, caregiving, and family structure? These questions, in fact, may provide a pivotal opportunity for communities to consider the interaction of gender, technology, and system design for the future city. Drawing upon established methods of gender-based policy analysis, which is both qualitative and quantitative, this project has three specific aims: (1) develop the relevant evidence needed to help communities operationalize gender equity through street design and policy; (2) work with organized stakeholders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which recently adopted a complete streets policy, to translate the evidence base into a practical gender analysis tool for complete streets implementation; and (3) establish a plan and protocol to refine and validate the prototype gender analysis tool in new contexts.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $252956
    • Contract Numbers:

      CTEDD 020-03

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars

      University of Texas at Arlington
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019

      University of Texas at Arlington

      Box 19308
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019-0308

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars

      University of Texas at Arlington
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019

      University of Texas at Arlington

      Box 19308
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019-0308
    • Project Managers:

      Dunn, Denise

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Wisconsin-Madison

      1415 Engineering Drive
      2205 EH Madison
      Madison, WI  United States  53706

      Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

      Georgia Tech Research Corporation
      505 10th Street, Suite 213
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30332

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      Center for Urban Transportation Research
      3650 Spectrum Boulevard
      Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446
    • Principal Investigators:

      McAndrews, Carolyn

      Hu, Lingqian

      Ross, Catherine

      Schneider, Robert

      Zhang, Yu

    • Start Date: 20200116
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01727173
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars
    • Contract Numbers: CTEDD 020-03
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 2 2020 2:34PM