LIFESTYLES AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AMONG THE ELDERLY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY

The report examined the trip-making behavior of persons over 65 years of age residing in Los Angeles County, California. The two types of elderly lifestyles that were studied were those living in the inner-city and those located around the urban fringe. Four areas within the county were selected that reflect these two living patterns. A comparative analysis of trip patterns and socio-economic data was completed. In addition to investigating travel patterns, a survey of taxicab use on weekends and weekdays was undertaken. The elderly represent a substantial proportion of taxicab patrons. Their use of taxis is further indicative of the changes which occur in mobility patterns upon reaching retirement. This mode of transportation is presently the only type of demand-responsive service available to the senior population in some parts of the county. Tables present data collected in the study.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90024

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814

    Yellow Cab Company

    Los Angeles, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Gillan, J
    • Wachs, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-11-0009-75-1, UMTA-CAL-URT-7(7)T-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2003 12:00AM