Night-time Street Safety: Discussion on Women's Mobility at Night

The goal of this presentation is to offer assessment findings, create a dialogue on perception of safety and night friendliness of cities, and identify innovative strategies to address women’s mobility issues when walking at night. This presentation will focus on our process of collecting experience‐based data from women living in various neighborhoods of San Diego and overlay this input with the concepts of environmental justice, accessibility, and equity.

Presented by: Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals (APBP)


Event Details

November 18, 2020

Location: Online

Website

www.apbp.org/webinars



Description

When looking at the potential for walking to be a feasible mobility option, safety is a critical factor. Safety and perception of safety must be ensured to encourage users to walk to their destination. Additional challenges for this mobility option arise at night, where visibility is hindered, and research has shown that a higher occurrence of traffic accidents take place. It is also critical to acknowledge that
individuals perceive safety differently, and women often feel most threatened by their surroundings at night, negatively impacting their desire to walk. This presentation will discuss Circulate San Diego’s preliminary findings as well as examples of other cities that are working to address the issue of women’s
mobility when walking at night. The goal of this presentation is to offer assessment findings, create a dialogue on perception of safety and night friendliness of cities, and identify innovative strategies to address women’s mobility issues when walking at night. This presentation will focus on our process of collecting experience‐based data from women living in various neighborhoods of San Diego and overlay this input with the concepts of environmental justice, accessibility, and equity.

Webinar fees are $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members. Register using the links below.
(Fee includes webinar access, handouts and a link to the recording.) All webinars take place at 3:00 pm ET unless otherwise noted.

 


Disclaimer

While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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