If you knew that your commute was going to be slow and unreliable, and that you were likely to be attacked or sexually harassed, would you choose to work? This is the reality women face every day in many developing countries. In Latin America and the Caribbean women are less likely to have access to a private vehicle and use public transit more often than men. They are also … [Read more...] about Are women with access to safe and fast public transit more likely to be employed and earn more?
Patricia Lynn Scholl
Lynn Scholl is a Senior Transport Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank.
Patricia Lynn Scholl
Lynn Scholl is a Senior Transport Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC where she leads the research agenda on the socially and environmentally sustainable urban mobility. She is currently leading several studies, including an evaluation of shared mobility platforms on public transit ridership and motorization, a monograph on the challenges and best practices in promoting social inclusion and poverty reduction through investments and policy in the transport sector, and a study on the potential for AI to measure social distancing in public transit systems. At the IDB, she has led and published several research papers on urban transport and poverty in Latin American cities, including an evaluation of the impacts of a public transit investments on accessibility to jobs and labor market outcomes for low-income populations, a study on the barriers to mobility and access for vulnerable populations living in informal settlements, and a pilot of the potential for machine learning and video analytics to evaluate traffic calming treatments on pedestrian safety. Lynn holds a PhD degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences also from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the IDB she worked as a transportation researcher at the UC Berkeley’s Transportation Center, and Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Public Policy Institute of California, and in the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory’s International Energy Group.