TRAVEL PATTERNS OF ELDERLY WOMEN ALONE

Currently more women over 65 live alone than live with spouses or relatives; both the number and the percentage are expected to grow. Regardless of income, all elderly women face growing mobility losses as they, or the other elderly drivers on whom they depend, inevitably lose driving skills. This paper focuses on the transportation problems of two types of older single women: those who are not licensed, with special emphasis on the "stranded widow", and the aging female driver. Alternatives are suggested to the private car for the elderly woman in the future who faces declining driving skills or reduced ability to maintain a car; they range from those which keep the elderly in their cars as long as possible to those that allow them to augment or substitute for driving by using specially structured fixed route transit or lowered fare taxi services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    School of Architecture
    Austin, TX  United States  78712-1075
  • Authors:
    • Rosenbloom, S
  • Publication Date: 1991

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper 008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM