Gender Mainstreaming in Urban Planning in Vienna

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Gender mainstreaming is implemented in the Strategy Plan for Vienna, the Urban Development Plan and sectoral programmes, master plans and urban design concepts as well as in numerous individual projects. The aim is to provide an attractive main route network for “slow” traffic and a shift of priorities towards slower road users. People with care-giving tasks, women, children as well as older persons and persons on lower incomes often travel on foot or with public transport, sometimes also by bicycle, and hence are especially dependent on these transport modes. Promoting these modes thus contributes essentially to equitable mobility. When zoning and designing streetscapes, the planning objective regarding mobility lies in optimizing the frame conditions for pedestrian and bicycle traffic and for public transport.


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