Urban public spaces - streets, squares, plazas, gardens, and public buildings – are the skeleton of urban public life. Public activities that occur in these spaces, are what make a system of physical discrete places into a vital and livable city. Therefore, a proper urban performance relies on the accessibility that these spaces allow to urban resources (business, entertainment, employment, etc.) The paper examines issue related to women accessibility and mobility in the urban public space, in light of two conflicting approaches in urban planning. The first maintains that existing environments have to be corrected in order to make them more accessible for women. The other sees the necessity in developing alternative environments for women, which will allow them to better operate in a male dominating society.