In spite of having gained the vote 75 years ago, women are still under-represented in decision making arenas including politics and management – especially in planning and transport. SRA have a special interest in representing the views and needs of women.
A lot of work in this area is concerned with personal security and the way it can impact on access to other services, especially public transport. Research also highlights the distributional impact of policies such as subsidy to bus services (where the majority of passengers are women) compared to train services (where the majority of passengers are men). A current project supported by volunteers is looking at the adequacy of information systems for people (parents with buggies, wheelchair users and other mobility impaired) to plan journeys on public transport in London.