In some countries/cities (e.g. Iran or Jordan), travelling by public transport is unsafe or difficult particularly for women. In Jordan, for example, there is no sufficient public transport network inside the capital, as well as outside. Although women use taxis and public tansport there, it is still more inconvenient and not as safe compared to commuting by car. In some places, such as Iran, riding the bike is forbidden for women. These problems are also widely spread in Europe, where public transport is not always available, affordable and safe for women to use.
As an increased use of public transport could help to fight climate change, such gendered mobility issues should be taken into account. Moreover, also gendered commuting practices should be considered. In order to be a viable alternative to climate damaging transport by private cars, public transport must be available (significant divide in rural vs. urban spaces) affordable and safe for women to use. Funds from sources such as the European Regional Develpment Fund, alongside others should be utilized to ensure climate friendlier commuting.