Women on the Move 2018

City summary

Tokyo, with a population of about 38 million, is one of the biggest commuter cities with an underground train system in Asia. More than 9 million people are estimated to use the Tokyo subway system daily, which is primarily operated by private company Tokyo Metro and government-run Toie Subway, according to the Japan Subway Association. Tokyo was one of the first cities in the world to introduce women-only carriages on trains in 2000 in an effort to stop sexual harassment.

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