LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR THE ELDERLY IN ONTARIO

In Canada few long-range planning studies hve addressed the transportation needs of the rapidly growing proportion of elderly people in the general population. In this paper the characteristics of the elderly population are identified, and forecasts about this population to the year 2021 are discussed. Given these data, the elderly population is segmented into seven life-style groups, such that the group definitions are invariant through time, but the number of people in each group is allowed to change. Next technological, organizational, and service-related innovations that may be applied to five modes of transportation are enumerated. These innovations are briefly discussed, and how they might affect the seven life-style market segments is outlined. Finally, three scenarios for the future are developed to indicate which innovations are most likely to affect large groups of the elderly. Findings indicate that innovation in small-scale, locally oriented types of special transit appears to be able to increase the mobility of the largest number of elderly persons.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 44-51
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AFFECTING THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED: AMERICAN AND CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036240
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM