Mexico City

Women on the Move 2018

City summary

Mexico City, with a population of about 21 million, is the biggest commuter city with an underground subway system in Latin America. About 5.6 million people are estimated to use the metro system on an average working day, according to figures from the Mexico City Metro which introduced women-only carriages in 2008 as well as women-only sections on platforms. The survey found women in Mexico City reported spending the longest time commuting each day out of the five cities with an average 67 minute journey to reach work or school.

Polling results

Which of the following issues most concerns you about using public and private transport?

How long on average do you spend travelling to work/school each day?

The cost of public transport in my city is:

The time it takes to get to work/study has influenced my decision over taking/staying in a job

The cost of transport has influenced my decision over taking or staying in a job/study

The length of my commute allows me to comfortably juggle work and family life

I feel confident that I can travel on transport in my city without sexual harassment/abuse

I feel confident that I can travel on transport in my city without risk of sexual violence

I feel confident that a fellow traveler would come to my assistance if I was being harassed

Do you travel on public transport at night?

Do you travel on private transport at night?

The emergence of ride hailing apps has improved my ability to get around the city

Women only sections on trains or buses would improve the safety of women

I am confident travellers would give up a seat for a pregnant/elderly women without being asked