Far more women than men injured on public transport


Far more women than men are injured on public transport – and there’s no clear reason as to why.

In fact, the Federal Transport Office say twice as many women – 1,278 – were injured compared to 602 men. 

A spokesman for Bernmobile, which runs the transport in the Federal City, says they’re perplexed by the findings. 

A similar reaction in Lucerne. Operators there say they knew more women were injured – but didn’t realize the difference was so stark. 

Maybe it’s the design. The vice-president of the Swiss Transport Union, Barbara Spalinger, says it maybe because the systems are all designed by men.

But drivers see the problem differently – they blame heels and strollers. 

But if that’s true – then it’s a design fault. 

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