Researchers from Gendered Innovations found that the disparities between women and men in public transport travel can be attributed to the amount of time women spend “trip chaining,” or making multiple-stop trips related to family or household errands, like grocery shopping.
Women are also more likely to spend time carting their kids around, including picking up and dropping off their children at school.
See the chart below:
Race and ethnicity has an even stronger correlation to public transport use, according to the study. Still, the data shows that women make more trips than men across all racial/ethnic categories:
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