Towards Sustainable Transportation System, are working Women More Accommodating than working Men? : A Case Study of Bangalore
The establishment of high technology firms and their success in Bangalore has led to the growth of Information Technology in India. About 75% of India's pool which is about 2.5million IT professionals are the employees of the IT firms in Bangalore. There are about 67000 registered IT companies all over Bangalore. As public transport is time-consuming and has difficulty in the end to end connectivity, so most of the IT employees in India use private cars to commute to and from work. The sustainable transportation system has become a need to attain a change in the travel behaviour of individuals. This paper mainly deals with the descriptive travel survey of the IT employees from the various IT parks in Bangalore and the analysis is performed to check the car usage between men and women. The survey included the parameters like the data on the use of the car to the workplace, the number of trips made, distance (km) travelled per day, opinion on shifting from private cars to public transport. Statistical analysis is performed to find whether women have more potential for accommodating a sustainable transportation system than men are.