Friday Transportation Seminar: Addressing Gendered Harassment and Women's Travel Needs

Friday, March 18, 2022, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Madeline Brozen, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM. Stay tuned for an announcement of the fall term lineup.


This presentation will cover experiences, disparities, and solutions to gendered travel differences. Madeline will discuss research from a worldwide survey of harassment on public transit with specific insights from Los Angeles and research from two agency-led studies in Los Angeles. The talk will cover the large issues that make women's travel needs distinct from their male counter-parts - safety and complex travel patterns and some promising solutions for addressing these disparities.


  1. Understanding women's key travel differences.
  2. Increased awareness of intersectional issues facing women and differences by race and age.
  3. Ideas for solutions to address gender differences in transportation. 


Madeline Brozen, Deputy Director, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies

Madeline Brozen is the Deputy Director for the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. Her research focuses on transportation needs for priority populations and how transportation can enable increased access to opportunity. She has a background in GIS and remote sensing, enjoys using a variety of different research methods and working to ensure that research can help advance progressive policy.


This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.



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