In every urban area there are large numbers of elderly and handicapped persons whose mobility needs are not being met by existing transportation systems. Consequently, this part of the population is being denied, in varying degrees, access to essential services and active participation in urban life. In this paper an hierarchical approach is proposed for measuring latent demand and is applied to interview data from a sample of elderly and handicapped persons. Three types of demand are measured: total demand for activity participation, latent demand for activity participation, and latent demand for transportation. The effects of handicap status and socioeconomic variables on these demands are analyzed, and the importance of various activities to a respondent's life-style is examined. A profile of the respondents and their existing travel habits is also presented. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-12
  • Monograph Title: Transportation issues: the disadvantaged, the elderly, and citizen involvement
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  • Accession Number: 00163598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025974
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM