Join Us May 10 for a Conversation About Women’s Movement in Denver

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Denver’s transportation system should work equally well for everybody, but it doesn’t. And one of those inequalities breaks along gender lines.

Women bike to work less than men in Denver. “Walkability” has a different meaning for women than it does for men, according to researchers at Stanford. And waiting for a bus can be a different experience, depending on how you identify.

Why?

We’ll explore that question and others at our next event, “Women’s Movement: A Streetsblog Denver Conversation.” It’s on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St.

Join community advocates, transportation industry experts, and fellow Streetsblog readers for an evening to discuss how the region’s transportation system works — and doesn’t — for women.

Leading the conversation will be: Pam Jiner, a walking advocate with GirlTrek, Montbello2020, and the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee; Amy Ford, chief of advanced mobility at the Colorado Department of Transportation; and Mayra Gonzales, a community organizer, Transit Alliance Citizen’s Academy graduate, and Masters of Urban and Regional Planning candidate at the University of Colorado Denver.

Molly Veldekamp, vice president of the WTS Colorado Chapter, and I will moderate, and we’ll have a Q&A open to everyone.

This event (including free food and drinks) is possible thanks to our generous sponsors: The WTS Colorado Chapter and the Women’s Network at Black Creek.

Make sure you register, because while the event is free, space is limited.

  • TakeFive

    Excellent… I’ve stated before how the male-dominated field of planners overlook the feminine mystique. It’s always good to remember it always costs more to keep women happy; why should transit be any different. 🙂

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