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WTC Cafe – Gender and Public Transportation

January 9, 2013

From Women Transforming Cities :



WTC is a new NGO working to generate urban change through a variety of initiatives, including encouraging public conversations on urban issues such as housing and transit. One example of this work is a series of monthly cafes that WTC is putting together.

Gender and Public Transportation

Wednesday, January 16th – 5 to 7pm

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House – 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Women Transforming Cities wants to know how you get around in the city. What is your ride home like? Is it safe? Expensive? How long does it take you to drop the kids at school and then get to work? Do you have special needs that prevent you from traveling by transit or make your ride difficult?

Applying an equity or gender lens when planning and implementing urban transportation programs meets the needs of women and girls and helps them get equal access to employment and services, enables participation in community activities, and promotes social inclusion.

Speakers will include:

Dr. Leonora Angeles, associate Professor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia.

Patricia E. Aguilar Zeleny, Centre Coordinator at the Vancouver Status of Women and recent M.A. graduate in Women and Gender Studies from the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC.

Christine Morrisey, Chair of the City of Vancouver Seniors Advisory Committee, who challenged along with other seniors Translink’s decision to cancel the TaxiSaver Program.

Discussions will take place in Spanish and English. Admission is FREE, and all are welcome to attend.

Register here.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter Ladner permalink
    January 9, 2013 7:45 pm

    WTF Typo of the year

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Sandy James permalink
    January 9, 2013 9:58 pm

    Agreed on the unfortunate typo, but there is a serious case to be made not only for safe transport but walking on streets for the more vulnerable populations, people with accessibility issues, children and seniors. This is a relatively unexplored area that is going to become increasingly important as seniors become…well, seniors. Its going to be hard to get aging folks out of their cars and into the bus without well lit, legible and comfortable streets to walk through and to. Congrats for identifying an emerging issue of great importance.

  3. B. Christie permalink
    January 16, 2013 1:37 pm

    As a “seasoned” NOT senior aging with flair I want safe transportation, safe streets, and safe, affordable housing and safety for women, children and especially those who have low income is hardly a new issue. Violence takes many forms. The privileged –largely white men in suits–who drive their luxury cars and jump into taxis and limos are not about to speak up for those they look down upon.

  4. January 17, 2013 1:55 pm

    What if its the man in the relationship that dropping off the kids to day and school on public transport eh?

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