Sexual Harassment and Assault in Transit Environments: A Review of the English-language Literature
Urban and Regional Planning
Journal of Planning Literature
The #MeToo movement has brought much attention to crimes of sexual harassment in the workplace, but less attention has been given to such crimes taking place in transit environments. Reviewing international literature on sexual harassment, assault, and rape in transit environments, this article explores questions that relate to the nature, frequency, and impact of these crimes, and the strategies and interventions adopted by and recommended to public agencies to improve actual and perceived safety for riders. Highlighting an issue that primarily affects women, the article helps advocate for a better inclusion of women’s needs in planning for safety and mobility.
public transit, sexual harassment, transit crime, women’s safety
Hao Ding, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, and Asha Weinstein Agrawal. "Sexual Harassment and Assault in Transit Environments: A Review of the English-language Literature" Journal of Planning Literature (2020): 267-280. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885412220911129