Traditional approaches to the mobility and transportation of the aged have been specific to the disciplinary background of the investigator or planner. The result has been a segmented and limited understanding of the complexity of that situtation. This paper discusses traditional approaches to investigating and planning for the mobility and transportation of the aged, establishes the need for a new approach by pointing out the limitations of previous approaches, provides an alternative approach from which to do additional research and from which to formulate more suitable policies, illustrates this alternative approach, and shows that applicability of this alternative approach to the study of the mobility needs of the aged. The sociological perspective, phenomenology, can provide the underlying and unifying logic for the general effort to understand and to plan for the mobility and transportation situation of the aged. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-6
  • Monograph Title: Transportation for elderly, handicapped, and economically disadvantaged persons
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  • Accession Number: 00197114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028337
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM