Public transport safety for tertiary students

An international study


Tertiary Students’ Public Transport Safety in Melbourne, Australia report download

Melbourne survey

Are you a student at a university or TAFE in Melbourne? Contribute to a global study spanning 16 cities! Participate in this short survey from the University of Melbourne today and help make public transport safer.

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This survey is part of an international study on tertiary (university and TAFE) students in 16 cities (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) on six continents. The study’s main objectives are to examine the nature, type and extent of victimization on public transport, by gender among college students, focusing on sexual assault and sexual harassment in the different city/country contexts, as well as assess travellers’ safety needs. The results are expected to benefit safety efforts of public transport authorities.


  • April 17-June 30, 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

Melbourne Project