The DIAMOND project presented three papers as part of the “TDM and Gender Issues” session at the International Travel Demand Management (TDM) Symposium, held on 19-21 June 2019 in Edinburgh.
The Symposium, organized by DIAMOND partner Edinburgh Napier University, counted with the participation of four other partners (AITEC, Genre et Ville, the University of Stirlingand the Technological University Dublin).
During the gender in TDM session, DIAMOND partners delivered three presentations in order to show and share its scientific and technological advances with the scientific community for a higher and fair inclusion of women in transport systems.
AITEC’s representative Sara Poveda presented on DIAMOND’s performance indicators: guidelines for delivering gender balance in the transport sector, while Professor Ronald McQuaid, from the University of Stirling, gave the presentation “The DIAMOND definition of fairness: a more fair transport system by understanding the transport challenges of women”. In addition, Augustus Abajo-Dunker from Edinburgh Napier University presented on women mobility needs and challenges at different life stages.
The DIAMOND papers made up the whole of an important session related to gender issues in travel demand attended by all the symposium attendees.
During the session there was considerable discussion with others participants, who ranged from transport planners, to public transport operators and academics.
Travel demand management (TDM) tools and techniques have progressed over the last few decades to include new policies, technologies, vehicle and fuel types. Other soft measures have also been introduced such as raising awareness and education policies. The aim of TDM is to improve the efficiency of the transportation system and promote further use of more efficient and smarter modes of transportation. The Public transportation system and ITS are at the heart of that aim.
The TDM symposium provided three days of intellectual exchange of research findings with leading researchers and professionals in the field both nationally and internationally to brainstorm ideas and research findings on TDM theoretical and practical investigations.