Both energy usage and emissions associated with the transport sector can be tackled better if we focus on creating infrastructure design and systems that are in sync with the gendered mobility patterns.

This brief presents some potentials and limitations of upcoming ’smart’ solutions in terms of gender equality. The intention is to highlight how smart solutions can be designed to retain inclusivity at its core.

Key messages

• Prioritise public transport over providing for cars.
• Prioritize areas for future growth which support walking and bicycling.
• Encourage and engage women in the transport field.
• Insert inclusive settlements in smart cities and smart mobility solutions.
• Put safe and secure spaces on the agenda in spatial and transport projects.
• Link policies of other social development sectors with the transport sector.
• Include innovative solutions like bike sharing, car sharing and shuttle buses in transport planning discussions at all levels – national, regional and local.