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Friday, January 27, 2012

Women Use Public Transit More than Men

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Hot tipster Erik Henriksen sent along this link in light of the news about TriMet budget cuts.

As a new Stanford study makes clear, public transit cuts don't affect everyone equally: In fact, they hurt women more than men, because women are way more likely to rely on public transit than dudes. Here's the relevant, hideous graph:

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Why do women ride public transit more than men? The Stanford study says:
• Women spend more of their time taking care of children, which involves more trips taking kids to and from places.
• Women are also more likely to run a bunch of small errands, taking multiple transit trips to do a series of things in a row, like going to the grocery store and picking up kids from school on the way home from work.
• Old women are more likely to take transit than old men, who continue driving into their elderly years.

Interesting!

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