Women and public space
Understanding characteristics of a public space and how it may affect its usage by women
Local name for the public space and the neighbourhood in which it is located ( For e.g., Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai; Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
Location of the public space
On a main road
On an internal road
Inside a plot with boundary/fence
Within an open plot
When are women seen more frequently in the space?
Morning (6-00A.M.-12 Noon)
Not at all
Does the space feel safe in the evening/night? If not, why?
Is it visible from the street?
What obstructs the view of the public space from the street?
Trees and vegetation
Street utility elements (Street poles, transformers, electric meter/telephone boxes)
On street parking (Cars/trucks)
Street vendor stalls
Are there public toilets for women in the area? If yes, then is it at a walkable distance?
Is the space well lit during the evening/night?
Yes (There is adequate lighting such that it is easy to figure out the people and activities happening around the space, when viewed from a distance)
No (The space does not have adequate lights and is not visible from far)
Partially (The space has adequate lights in certain areas and it seems difficult to figure out the activities occurring around the space, when viewed from a distance)
What kind of buildings are around the space?
Public utility buildings (water tank, transformer, etc)
Sports complex/Club house
What other factors can affect a woman's sense of safety in public spaces?
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What is your age group?
Your first name
If we share this information, would you like to have your name featured on our portal ?
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