Gender-related Issues in the Urban Mobility Sector in the Canton of Sarajevo – Study and Recommendations for Improvements

When addressing emissions reductions in cities, transport and mobility have major roles to play. While we have seen substantial investment in public transport in recent years, the transformation hasn’t been as swift or as far-reaching as originally hoped. Accessibility, safety, and other crucial aspects remain a concern, especially for vulnerable groups, including women, who have specific travel patterns and needs.

Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital city, is a case in point. Roads are constantly backed up with heavy rush-hour traffic, which is having major impacts on the urban environment and the city’s already unreliable public transport system. These issues disproportionately affect women, a group that relies more on public transport and is more susceptible to harassment.

Sarajevo Open Centre recently carried out a survey to assess the safety and accessibility challenges faced by women who use Sarajevo’s public transport system. We highlight the chronic issues facing commuters, showcase some good practices from Vienna and Madrid, and provide recommendations for investors and authorities.

The publication is published in partnership with Bankwatch Network.

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