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Evaluation of flexible route bus transport for older people


  • Broome, Kieran
  • Worrall, Linda
  • Fleming, Jennifer
  • Boldy, Duncan


A long distance to the bus stop, poor pedestrian accessibility and inadequate shelters are barriers to bus use for older people. Flexible route bus transport poses an opportunity to overcome these barriers.

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  • Broome, Kieran & Worrall, Linda & Fleming, Jennifer & Boldy, Duncan, 2012. "Evaluation of flexible route bus transport for older people," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 85-91.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:21:y:2012:i:c:p:85-91
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2012.02.005

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    1. David Metz, 2003. "Transport policy for an ageing population," Transport Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(4), pages 375-386, July.
    2. Sitzia, John & Wood, Neil, 1997. "Patient satisfaction: A review of issues and concepts," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 45(12), pages 1829-1843, December.
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    3. Dikas, G. & Minis, I., 2014. "Scheduled paratransit transport systems," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 18-34.
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    Flexible route; Buses; Age-friendly; Elderly;


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