TRANSPORT EQUITY AND INEQUITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED

Sources of inequity in the provision of transport to the elderly and handicapped are examined, and are seen to originate in the transport planning process, as well as occurring in program implementation. It is suggested that elderly and handicapped needs be integrated rather than added on to regional plans. The paper contains a brief analysis of trip purposes and modal needs of the elderly and modal barrier problems of the handicapped. The need for major expenditures on traditional public transport is questioned. More auto-like transit is needed. Funding sources are seen to be limited, disjointed, and do not go far in improving transport equity. Local decisions must be made on the extent to which transport for the elderly and handicapped will be supported, and then programs to address their problems should be developed. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Proceedings of the International Conference on Transport for the Elderly and the Handicapped, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, England, and the Ministere d'Equipment (Transports) France.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University

    Transport Studies Group
    Department of Civil and Building Engineering
    Loughborough, Leicestershire  United Kingdom  LE11 3TU
  • Authors:
    • Paaswell, R E
    • Appelstein, M J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 365-371
  • Monograph Title: MOBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED AT CAMBRIDGE, APRIL 4-7 1978

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1981 12:00AM