Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12458/157
Title: Voices of expatriate and bus user women in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Constraints and detour strategies
Authors: Montagne, Clémence 
Keywords: Abu Dhabi; Choice; Commuting; Constraints; Expatriate; Public transport; Women
Issue Date: 2014
Conference: Proceedings of the WIIT – Bridging the Gap, The 5th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation 
Abstract: In the United Arab Emirates, urban development has followed the construction of a dense road network built to ensure economic development and better connectivity across the territory. However, an efficient intra-urban public transport system was lacking until the modernisation of the bus network, part of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision (UPC, 2007, DoT 2008). Abu Dhabi has grown to being a place of highest investment of benefits from an oil and gas economy in a car-centric urban development model, in a very highly socio-economic stratification. As a consequence, daily mobility is highly dependent on private and independent modes of transport. How does the non local women population of Abu Dhabi use the network in a transit unfriendly environment? This article aims at investigating the constraints and the detour strategies of the expatriate women in Abu Dhabi using the limited informal qualitative tools available for research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12458/157
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