Station de métro "Madouce"

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 :
The resource center “Amazone” presented the results of a survey on the place of women in the public space and transport. It was realised in collaboration with the STIB (intercommunal transport company of Brussels) and the Region of Brussels-Capital.
It reveals that women and men have different uses of public transport. For example, women do more “trip chaining”, consisting of multiple stops (work – post office – bakery – school – home). In addition, they are less present during peak hours because they are more often employed on part-time jobs. They think that transport is better with space and brightness that improve their comfort and sense of security.

To conclude the investigation, Madou metro station was renamed “Madouce”. Four portraits of female residents of the town of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode have been made by the artist Nora. They were displayed in large on the subway walls and inaugurated by Brussels Mobility Minister Pascal Smet and Brussels Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities Bianca Debaets.

The results of the survey are available on the Amazon website:



Belgique – Bruxelles


The aim of the project is to improve the inclusion of women in public transport.

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