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Transport for older people: Characteristics and solutions

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  • Su, Fengming
  • Bell, Michael G.H.
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    Entering the 21st century, one of the most significant demographic changes in developed countries is the aging of the population. Travel is an important aspect of older people's economic well-being, so with the aging of the population, improving transport for older people is increasingly important. This article presents the results of a study of older people's travel behaviour based largely but not exclusively on LATS (London Area Travel Survey) 2001 data. The focus is on older people's trip chaining behaviour, including trip chain complexity, trip purpose sequence and mode choice in a chain. After identifying the policy implications it looks at the role of Special Transport Services in improving the supply of transport for older people, taking the London Borough of Camden as a case study.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Transportation Economics.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 46-55

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:retrec:v:25:y:2009:i:1:p:46-55

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    Keywords: Older people Mobility Trip chain;

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    1. Lee, Ming S. & Chung, Jin-Hyuk & McNally, Michael G., 2002. "An Empirical Investigation of the Underlying Behavioral Processes of Trip Chaining," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt2gt6s9s9, University of California Transportation Center.
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    1. Chang, Yu-Chun, 2013. "Factors affecting airport access mode choice for elderly air passengers," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 105-112.

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