An International Comparative Assessment On Public Transport Safety

A Case Study Of Metro Manila

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About the study

This study is part of a global comparative study on public transport safety of university students across 14 countries (Sweden-Stockholm, USA-Los Angeles, UK-London, France-Paris, Italy-Milano, Brazil-Sao Paulo, Rio Claro, Mexico- Mexico City, Colombia- Bogota, El Salvador-San Salvador, Japan-Tokyo, Kenya-Nairobi, South Africa- Pretoria, Philippines-Manila and Australia-Melbourne) in six different continents

The project aims to examine the nature of travel, to identify the type and extent of victimisation by gender among college students as they travel in different city/country contexts as well as assess the travellers’ safety needs.

It is expected that results from this study will inform recommendations and preventive measures to make transport journeys to the university but also around the city safer. It asks about differences in victimisation and fear based on gender and sexual orientation and the general patterns of and perceived safety in public transport environments in Metro Manila.

In pursuing these aims, the project will implement an online survey questionnaire. The questionnaire is composed of 5 sections, including: use and frequency of public transportation, victimisation in general, sexual victimisation, perceived safety and background questions.

The timeline for this project is as follows:

  • April 17-August 31, 2018 - Online survey
  • July-September 2018 – Analysis of the results
  • October 2018 - Face to face meeting in Stockholm, Sweden
  • November 2018-March 2019 – Report and other publications

Project details

Coordinators (International Project)

  • Vania Ceccato, Professor, Department of Urban Planning and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Professor of Urban Planning; Associate Provost for Academic Planning, UCLA, USA

Metro Manila Project

Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, University of Melbourne


Iderlina Mateo-Babiano