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The literature has established that women in the U.S. tend to have more frequent, shorter trips than men. Women also tend to use transit more often than men.[1]

Research by Susan Hanson found that, “Women with no children at home averaged a slightly longer commuting time than women with children, but still not as long on average as men. . The presence or absence of children had no effect on men's commuting time." [2]




  1. Taylor, Brian D. and Mauch, Michael. by Womens Travel Issues: Proceedings from the Second National Conference, October 1996, FHWA-PL-97-024, Office of Highway Information Management, HPM-40, Federal Highway Administration. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation. 1998 Pages 371-405.
  2. Hanson, Susan. “Women’s Place. Professor Susan Hanson’s research. Accessed April 2008: