The shift to sustainable mobility happens one user at a time. To prompt this choice, the user must be comfortable with the new mode of travel. This is a critical issue when it comes to public transport. A sense of insecurity can be a major deterrent.

Electric buses, air conditioning, free wi-fi, and smart ticketing apps are good improvements, but aren’t enough to make public transport feel safe. Feelings of discomfort and even fear of public transport facilities can discourage and block, or delay, the shift towards sustainable mobility.

POLIS’ Safety and Security Working Group brings together a range of experts for a rigorous discussion on the structural underpinning security issues and explore practical solutions. More information about our Working Group here

The Safety and Security working group addresses street and road safety, with a particular focus on protecting those who walk, cycle, or use public transport or shared micro-mobility vehicles.

It also addresses the security of urban mobility networks, focusing on protecting users of transport infrastructure from gender-based sexual harassment, violent crime, and terrorist acts.

For further information, please contact Pedro Homem de Gouveia.

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