Identifying appropriate options for delivering urban transportation to older people

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Author(s)Brake JF
Editor(s)Pratelli A; Brebbia CA
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference NameUrban Transport XVI: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century
Conference LocationMalta
Year of Conference2008
Date1-3 September 2008
Volume101
Pages57-66
Series TitleWIT Transactions on The Built Environment
ISBN9781845641238
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The range of possible options to deliver public transport services to older people in urban areas is discussed in the context of the ageing population structure in the UK. These services include registered conventional fixed route bus services, semi-fixed and flexible services, non-registered services specifically supported by local authorities and community transport operators, together with taxi and car club and car share options. Some of these services have restricted end user segments. Each service type contributes to catering for the needs of older people, as demonstrated by the case studies of a shopping service for older people targeted at residents of sheltered housing and the improvement in the delivery of services for more immobile older people. The case studies show that consultation with stakeholders can improve the appropriateness and success of the services offered. The development of a package of services (including support for passengers) that under pin the core conventional fixed route services demonstrates how older peoples’ needs can be addressed. Strong emphasis is placed upon the importance of consultation with and dissemination to stakeholders in order to deliver services.
PublisherWIT Press
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