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dc.contributor.supervisor Bridgman, Rae (City Planning) en_US
dc.contributor.author Rogness, Krista
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-13T12:11:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-13T12:11:34Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32588
dc.description.abstract Women’s safety is a major concern worldwide in transit planning. In Metro Vancouver, the public has been questioning levels of safety on the public transit system TransLink. A blog, ‘Harassment on TransLink’, has compiled women’s personal stories of harassment on public transit. The blog has acted as an informal reporting strategy for women to share and vocalize their fears about transit. The blog has now helped propel the development of a smart phone app (created by TransLink), which allows riders to report harassment on transit. This case study analysis of the blog explores how social media can function as an alternative reporting tool for safety measures and policy on public transit. Through semi-structured interviews and a review of relevant literature and precedents, the voices of female riders have been analyzed to examine how social media has been and can be used to improve public transit planning for women’s safety. en_US
dc.subject Storytelling en_US
dc.subject Public transit en_US
dc.subject Safety en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Social media en_US
dc.subject Harassment en_US
dc.title Alone on the SkyTrain in Metro Vancouver, Canada: Women's digital stories help plan safe public transit en_US
dc.degree.discipline City Planning en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Linovski, Orly (City Planning) Freig, Susan (Freig & Associates) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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