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Unraveling Gendered Barriers To Micromobility Adoption In New York City

Holmes, Alissara Niew

Micromobility, represented by compact, low-speed vehicles, emerges as a forefront innovation in urban transportation, offering a sustainable and efficient solution for urban residents. However, despite its potential, a notable gender gap in micromobility adoption is evident, especially within the dynamic urban environment of New York City.

This noticeable gender disparity raises concerns about equitable access to urban transportation resources and the potential for perpetuating gender-based inequalities in mobility. This study aims to uncover the specific gender-related obstacles that impede women from adopting micromobility as their preferred mode of urban transportation. Against the backdrop of a continually evolving urban landscape, addressing and comprehending these barriers not only fosters gender inclusivity but can also contribute to the broader discourse on establishing more resilient, equitable, and people-centric urban mobility systems.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Stiles, Jonathan E.
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
May 29, 2024