AGING AMERICANS: STRANDED WITHOUT OPTIONS
This report presents findings of the 2001 National Household Transportation Survey that are related to transportation of aging Americans. The findings suggest that our country is not prepared to provide enough transportation choices to our elderly, and many older Americans are not be able to get around adequately enough to meet their needs. Some findings include: (1) Over 1 in 5 people in the United States aged 65 and older do not drive. (2) Over 1/2 of these individuals stay home on a particular day because they do not have transportation options. (3) Where public transit is available, older Americans use it. (4) A safe bicycling and walking environment offers health benefits and mobility to many older Americans. The report recommends increased funding for public transit; the incorporation of mobility needs in land use planning; and street improvements to provide safe places for people to bicycle and walk.
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Washington, DC United States 20036
- Bailey, L
- Publication Date: 2004-4
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Accessibility; Aged; Bicycling; Financing; Health; Improvements; Land use planning; Mobility; Public transit; Streets; Traffic safety; Travel surveys; Walking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation options
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Public Transportation; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00973765
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 5 2004 12:00AM