The Housing Interface and Its Influence on Mobility and Transportation for Elderly and Disabled Persons

This paper describes how minimizing the affects of restricted mobility and accessibility for the elderly and disabled is not only socially desirable, it supports maximum independence, and in most situations, it is economically justifiable. Mobility and the use of facilities by the elderly and disabled to meet their realistic expectations and needs requires much more than just the features of vehicles, and buildings, it also involves movement to and from vehicles, and movement between buildings. The advantages of attention to consumer needs within established transfer systems and within commercial, residential and recreational buildings and environments are significantly negated in the transition mechanism is ineffective and people are unable to move about. The interface, that area for movement between buildings and between buildings and vehicles, is sometimes handled with skill and understanding. But all too often, it is less than effective for use by the elderly and disabled. The design of the interface includes the design of land use, land subdivision, road and movement pathways systems, constructions, site works, transport vehicles, terminals and stopping areas. The importance of the interface cannot be ignored.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 51-76
  • Monograph Title: Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 21-23, 1986

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  • Accession Number: 01047611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2007 6:53PM