This study summarizes more than a year of research into the accessibility and utility of transportation for elderly and disabled people in Seattle and King County. The following areas of study are included: Characteristics of the elderly and handicapped population of King County; transportation needs and problems of the elderly and disabled; the supply of transportation services; and policy recommendations. In addition, four major action areas were selected by the study; each area promoting one or more aspects of mobility for the elderly and disabled individual. The major areas of intervention are: Physical Aspects, Social/Psychological Aspects, Economic Aspects, Legal/Political Aspects, Geographic Aspects. These intervention areas are further broken down and evaluated for their capacity for enhancing mobility. They are accompanied by Recommended Action Agendas that propose specific intervention which are to be refined and developed by the study team in its final "action phase" and by others working in the field.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this report has been financed in part by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Seattle, City of, Washington

    600 4th Avenue
    Seattle, WA  United States  98104

    King County, Washington

    516 3rd Avenue
    Seattle, WA  United States  98104

    Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle-Metro, Washington

    600 First Street
    Seattle, WA  United States  98104
  • Authors:
    • Feiss, C L
    • Yapp, S
    • Shuman, L
    • Lovell, S B
    • White, B
    • Beck, J
    • Ellis, L B
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 236 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM