MOBILITY FOR AN AGING SOCIETY: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES.

This paper draws on a comprehensive review of the mobility needs of older persons and the risks to safety they encounter when using the surface transportation system in the United States (TRB 1988). The two-year study, Transportation in an Aging Society, completed in October 1988, produced findings and recommendations covering the design and operation of the roadway system, occupant and pedestrian crash protection, driver licensing, and specialized transportation. This paper addresses specialized transportation and driver licensing issues after first providing background information about the importance of mobility, demographic and travel trends, and safety problems encountered by older persons.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Although this paper draws heavily on the TRB study, the views are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Research Council.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Gordon and Breach Publishers

    1 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • Godwin, S R
    • Bell, W G
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  • Publication Date: 1991

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 623-640
  • Monograph Title: FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSONS, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, MAY 21-24, 1989

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 2881247636
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM