Measuring Public transport Accessibility for Elderly

Fatima, K and Moridpour, S 2018, 'Measuring Public transport Accessibility for Elderly', in The 6th International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE), Bangkok, Thailand, 3-5 August 2018, pp. 1-6.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Measuring Public transport Accessibility for Elderly
Author(s) Fatima, K
Moridpour, S
Year 2018
Conference name The 6th International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE)
Conference location Bangkok, Thailand
Conference dates 3-5 August 2018
Proceedings title The 6th International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE)
Publisher The 6th International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE)
Place of publication Bangkok, Thailand
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Abstract The growth acceleration in the older population has been observed in many countries which creates a significant challenge to transportation. Public transport is an essential component of most people's lives. This specific group of population growth will require special attention to accessibility and mobility issues in combination with the transport system which undoubtedly can play a key role to support ageing. Good health, quality of life and independence are fundamental values for the life as well as mobility. For people such as senior citizens, public transport needs to be accessible and affordable in order to provide them with the opportunity to fulfil their medical, shopping and recreational needs. Providing access to transport for people with age 65 & over is not a marginal problem and it is expected to grow in the future. The most important concern in accessibility is the relatively short distance and high frequency movements from a permanent home. This study will identify the travel pattern & mode for elderly commuters in greater Melbourne, Australia. The study will also suggest strategies to improve the use of public transport system to promote ageing in place.
Subjects Transport Engineering
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