Gender equality and sustainable development are two central priorities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while Agenda 2030 stresses on inclusion both as an outcome and a process input. Simultaneously, urban and transport planning fields are confronted with the challenges of connecting the domains of infrastructure provision, sustainability, and mobility for all. The intersection of sustainability and gender-fair spatial (vis-à-vis mobility) development has so far been neglected and downplayed in both research and policy making at all levels. Rooted in the idea of smart, inclusive, and integrated transport, this paper sheds light on the linkages between gender and transport, and calls for new conceptualizations on smart cities, smart mobilities and gender equality. It highlights how smart solutions can be designed to retain inclusivity at its core. To this end, the paper cites examples on gendered dimension of smart mobilities at the hierarchies of data collection and analyses, planning and policy making.

Keywords: gender, transport, mobility, smart solutions, smart city, bike-sharing, car-sharing, trip characteristics, mode choice