What are the needs and experiences of women traversing LA County? LA County Metro recently released a report, “Understanding How Women Travel,” in a first-of-its-kind effort to answer this question. Developing from Metro’s Women and Girls Governing Council, this study aimed to collect data and offer findings that can help improve women’s safety and comfort on transit and attract and retain women to the Metro system. To ensure a comprehensive approach that captured the diverse needs and experiences of women in LA County, the project team deployed an innovative, mixed-methods approach to capture quantitative data as well as qualitative data from hard-to-reach rider populations including women experiencing homelessness, women immigrants, and women with disabilities. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the origin of the project, the methods used, and the key findings from the study.
Chelsea Richer, Associate, Fehr & Peers
Claudia Galicia, Senior Manager, Transportation Planning at LA Metro
Meghna Khanna, Senior Director, Countywide Planning & Development at LA Metro
Alice Grossman, Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
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