Madrid creates "Women and Safe Transport” observatory
EMT, the municipal transport company for POLIS member, Madrid has created a "Women and Safe Transport" observatory, in an effort to study and implement measures to promote the safety of women using the services managed by the municipal company.
The observatory aims to encourage the team to listen to users, and understand their needs and requirements, in order to improve mobility options in Madrid. EMT will assess current usage, identifying opportunities for concrete improvements in safety for female user groups.
The Observatory is made up of a multidisciplinary team from the municipal company and brings together professionals from across the mobility field. It will hold at least two annual meetings coinciding with two especially relevant dates, March 8 (international women’s day) and November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women).
This initiative is aligned with the “Woman STEM Sustainability Mobility Chair” launched last October.