Safety app 'SafeUP' allows women and girls to plan and share their journeys on public transportation with real-time arrival information

SafeUP is a new startup leading a community safety app which enables women and girls to crowdsource their safety and protect one another in real-time. Their partnership with Moovit (the creator of a popular urban mobility app) will allow members to easily plan their journeys and navigate public transportation while sharing their safety status.

According to this article published by Open Access Government, women are more likely to walk and take public transit as their means of transportation, but nearly 50% of women feel unsafe while doing so. The figure is even higher among females aged 16 to 34, which is currently at 60%.

With Moovit's advanced trip planner in the app, currently in use across UK and Israel, the trip planner will have multimodal journey planning with real-time arrival information. Members of the app will be able to see Safeplaces, as well as members and guardians around them for a confidence boost on their way to/from the station, share their itinerary with their friends or family, and tell them their estimated time of arrival, and can also request nearby SafeUP Guardians to accompany them at any point in their journey through video or chat.