Why the #MeToo Movement is a Public Transportation Issue

It’s an issue of equal access to urban mobility and public services. And more can be done to ensure that riders feel safe, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, professor of urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles said.

Loukaitou-Sideris has spent time researching how perceptions of crime and harassment affect women’s use of public transportation — and what urban planners and transit agencies can do to help protect people who are fearful because of their previous experiences with violence or harassment on transit.