note: this event will be online-only as a result of concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak
InterActions 2020: Uplifting Women’s Safety in Transportation
This year’s event will discuss the opportunities to improve safety for women, girls, and other vulnerable populations as they travel throughout the Los Angeles region. Too often, people in these groups feel unsafe in public and this inhibits their freedom, independence and quality of life. Fear shouldn’t be the status quo for anyone. LA Metro’s recent “Understanding How Women Travel” report highlighted a litany of problems but what are the solutions? How can solutions benefit everyone?
We will explore the most pressing problems and opportunities in crime prevention through environmental design, bystander programs, and the possibility of other non-policing strategies. Safety improvements should buoy all people and not introduce fear for others with concerns around racial profiling or other biases.
This spring, InterActionsLA will pair results from recent academic work on public transit safety from LA and around the world with real-world examples and thoughts for advancing safety for everyone. Participants will have an opportunity to exchange their best ideas with each other and engage deeply on solutions to advance mobility justice for women, girls, and everyone.