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experimental study of the use of buses by elderly and disabled people

Philip R. Oxley

experimental study of the use of buses by elderly and disabled people

by Philip R. Oxley

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Published by Transport and Road Research Laboratory, Vehicle and Systems Assessment Dept., Vehicle Engineering Division in Crowthorne, Berks .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby P. R. Oxley and Mary Benwell.
SeriesResearch report / Transport and Road Research Laboratory -- 33, Research report (Transport and Road Research Laboratory) -- 33.
ContributionsBenwell, Mary.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13958463M

A New Minibus - for elderly and disabled. By Beverley Community Lift. It's time for one of our old minibuses, 'Daisy', to retire. We need a new minibus to help us take elderly and disabled people out and about, for food shopping and on trips, to reduce their loneliness. The program measures the driving ability of disabled and elderly persons. About half of those tested are at least 65 years old. The testing center, based in Golden Valley, is getting more business.

The US Approach to the Needs of the Elderly and Disabled S. Rosenbloom 49 Towards a Doctrine of Mobility as a Human Right D.L. Lewis and L. Suen 61 Transport for Elderly and Disabled People in Developing Countries M. Heraty Towards Mobility as a Human Right B. Carlsson PLENARY SESSION III: A CONFERENCE SUMMARY OF WORKSHOP SESSIONS N File Size: KB. * women reporting in survey "some inability" to do function to "complete inability" to do function. 1 data from Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly: Resource Data Book. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Md., 2 data from The Longitudinal Study of Aging, computer file.

The work is comprised of an extensive discussion by the author, detailed case studies and examples, and a number of essays by leading experts that detail specific analytical procedures and demonstrate their use. The book is divided into four major sections: analysis of the internal operation of housing; basic cost-revenue analysis; expanded Format: Hardcover.   Study found that the free bus travel scheme for young people in London appears to have encouraged their greater use of bus transport for short trips without significant impact on their overall active travel. There is qualitative evidence for benefits on social determinants of health, such as normalisation of bus travel, greater social inclusion and opportunities for independent by:


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The government understands that those people cannot afford expensive buses, trains or trams. The most sensible decision was to make public transport free for the elderly.

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This means that a person must be unable, because of a disability, to get to or from the bus stop, get on or off a lift or ramp equipped. Robotic guides in public buildings may also be of interest to younger and non-disabled people.

For instance, robotic shopping guides have been trialled in home improvement stores in Germany [].A design for all approach could ensure that they have suitable functionality and interfaces to be of use to disabled and elderly by:   Elderly and disabled passengers could lose vital bus services because of cuts in government funding, councils in England warn.

He said he was especially worried that elderly and disabled residents would have difficulties traveling around the city whenever snow piles up. Bartley herself has had difficulties using buses to get around after bad weather. Snow is shoveled to the end of the sidewalk, so buses can’t lower the wheelchair lifts onto the sidewalk.

Getting Seniors on Buses Baby Boomers and Future Seniors: How To Get Them On Motorcoaches. This study, commissioned by the American Bus Association Foundation, explores the baby boomer generation as a market for group travel. More. Background.

Baby boomers (born between and ) are a rapidly growing segment of the population. are used. Introduction of low-floor buses invariably increases bus travel by people with small children or baggage, ambulant disabled people, and frail elderly people.

Accessible taxis, both purpose-built and modified vans, are becoming more prevalent. The use of lift-equipped intercity buses and accessible ferries, commuter trains, and.

Britain’s public transport system is failing older people, according to a new study. A third of British pensioners never use public transport despite being eligible for a free bus pass, and half Author: Nadia Khomami.

OUT is used by around 7, people daily. “Last year alone, we averaged million people using the transit system here in Oxford,” Biggs said. “Buses come every five to 10 minutes, but that is put on pause sometimes with traffic and things of.

As this matter remains outstanding & coming into the School Year, many new Prep students will be unable to start their school journey by joining the ‘Bus Family’, a safe caring environment & starting their ‘travel training’ which is a necessary experience to ensure they have the confidence to use Public Transport in their ers: View this brochure, developed by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, on strategies to increase transportation access for older adults and people with disabilities.

The 15 buses operated by Northfield based charity Shencare m passenger journeys each year - with more than two-thirds of them carrying Author: Neil Elkes.

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Disabled and older people in England will continue to benefit from free off-peak bus travel for the foreseeable future, keeping them connected with their local towns and cities.