Video: Personal Safety & Identity in the Public Realm

Who Gets To Be Safe?

That’s one of the questions we asked participants at TransportationCamp PGH 2016. TransportationCamp is an unconference bringing together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology. At this unconference, we had the opportunity to host a session of our own, entitled “Safety and Identity in the Public Realm.” During this session we discussed how traffic can be a way to put people in the way of violence. We posed the question, How has your personal safety been threatened while moving through public spaces, because of your identity? We also asked participants:

  • When do you feel safe commuting?
  • When do you not feel safe commuting?
  • What strategies do you use for personal safety?
  • What would you like to see happen?

Based on the brainstorm, we created this video capturing participants personal experiences while commuting.

We want to hear about how your experiences commuting!


Join in the conversation using the hashtag #SafeCommute


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