People encountering disabling travel situations: personal characteristics and mobility features

Ageing of the population, urban sprawl, inexistence of nearby services, increasing fragmentation of social and family networks will change travel patterns and may result in more difficulty to meet the desire of mobility. The first objective of this paper is to measure the impact of various medical and socio-demographic characteristics on the difficulties encountered during mobility. A second objective is to give elements for a better understanding of daily mobility of people expressing difficulties when making trips. The analysis is based on two national surveys conducted in France: a national survey on disabled people and a national travel survey. Findings show that the ageing of the population should increase the number of people with travel difficulties and affect travel patterns.


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  • Pagination: 14p (paper 62)
  • Monograph Title: 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, December 13-18, 2009

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  • Accession Number: 01382158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:05PM