TRANSPORT SYSTEM WITH A FUTURE FOR THE ELDERLY? A RESEARCH PROJECT ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TAXI IN ZOETERMEER.

VERVOERSYSTEEM MET TOEKOMST VOOR OUDEREN? EEN ONDERZOEK NAAR GEBRUIK VAN DE OPENBAAR VERVOER TAXI ZOETERMEER

Since April 1994, a new law on facilities for disabled people is effective, and now the local government is responsible for the facilities for the disabled and the target groep is no longer limited to the age of 65. Many local authorities develop collective solutions to help a larger group of disabled persons with less financial means. The introduction of collective transport for peolpe with restricted mobility is conform this aim. In the city of Zoetermeer, the possibility was to study the functioning of a system of collective door to door transport. Information on the trips and the passholders was available for analysis. Extra information was gathered by interviews with the passengers during a three week period. Information was available on the alternative transport modes, on trip motives and kinds of destination. The system is developed for the the whole population, but the elderly are the largest group. Handicapped people are a small share of the users. They have other possibilities in the existing allowance system. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 871533.

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  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 391-410

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM